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le Riggis 1511 RMS ii no. 3615 [‘the lands of *Fairlieslands KTT and the Riggs’ (terras de Fareleis-landis et le Riggis)]
terras de Riggis 1512 RMS ii no. 3685 [‘the lands of Riggs, which were one part of *Fairlieslands, and one part of Linlithgow Lands # KTT in the lordship of Lathrisk’ (terras de Riggis, que erant una pars de Fareleis-landis, necnon unam partem de Linlithqwis-landis infra dominium de Lauthreisk)]
le Riggis 1517 RMS iii no. 148 [to George Lesley earl of Rothes and Margaret Crichton his spouse, five marks annual rent of the lands of Easter Lathrisk (Estir Lathrisk) called the Riggs]
(Thomas Ballingall of) Riggis 1533 RMS iii no. 1294 [to James Ballingall, his second son; the lands of the Riggs ‘which were one part of *Fairlieslands’ (que una pars de Farleislandis existebant) i.e. that part of Riggs which consisted of one part of *Fairlieslands (see 1512 above)]
Riggis 1547 RMS iv no. 149 [40 s. annually from ‘Easter Lathrisk called Riggs’ (Eistir Lauthrisk nuncupat. Riggis)]
Riggis 1587 Assumption 14 [teind sheaves of St Andrews Priory; Riggs with Linlithgow Lands (Lythqu land<i>s) # KTT]
Rigges 1603 RMS vi no. 1458 [to Elizabether Seton (Seytoun), the shady half of the lands of Riggs, which was a part of the lands of *Fairlieslands (Fairleis-landis) KTT and Linlithgow Lands # (Linlythgow-landis) KTT]
Rigges 1603 RMS vi no. 1458 [Elizabeth Seton, ‘terras de Rigges in baronia de Lauthrisk’]
Riggis 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618 [the lands of Easter Lathrisk (Eister Lawthrisk) called Riggs]
Ridge 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Riggs 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Riggs 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Riggs 1828 SGF
Riggs 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

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‘Rigs, strips of ploughed land’. Some of the above sources seem to indicate that Riggs was simply another name for Easter Lathrisk, especially RMS iv no. 149 (1547), which speaks of ‘Easter Lathrisk called Riggs’ (Eistir Lauthrisk nuncupat. Riggis). However, it is in fact only part of the lands of Easter Lathrisk, in which case we must assume that RMS iv no. 149 should actually read, along with the other entries ‘some lands of Easter Lathrisk which are called Riggs’ (terras de Eistir Lauthrisk nuncupatas Riggis). This is confirmed by the fact that on modern maps Easter Lathrisk and Riggs are separate (though neighbouring) farms. See *Fairlieslands KTT and Linlithgow Lands # KTT for their relationship with Riggs.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2