Torres Loan

Torres Loan ADN/BGY/KGL O

Torrys Loan 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

pn Torry + Sc loan

‘(Wardlaw of) Torry’s cattle-track’. For more on Sc loan, see Loanhead CNK and PNF 5, Elements Glossary. The OS Name Book describes it as follows (7, 45): ‘An old road extending east and west through the parish of Auchterderran, Ballingry and Kinglassie, over which it is said that the proprietor of Loch Ore castle has a chartered privilege’. It is this link with Loch Ore castle which is the clue to the name. From 1477 until shortly after 1627 the Wardlaws of Torry TOB held the barony of Lochore or Inchgall (Millar 1895 ii, 89–90), and, as is common in Scotland, the Wardlaws are referred to here (in their capacity as barons of Lochore) not by their surname but by their place of origin or their chief seat.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1