Colliston SCO S NO363054 1 185m

? Collystona 1359 ER i, 560
(temple lands of) Coliston 1478 NAS Calendar of Charters no. 475 [John Ballingall (Bangale) [283] of that ilk anent his temple lands of Colliston]
terras templarias de Colistone 1508 Knights of St John no. 30 [temple lands of Colliston, Fife, granted to John Ballingall (Ballingale) dwelling in Dunbog (Dunbug) DBG]
terrarum templarie de Colistowne 1508 Knights of St John no. 31 [‘of the lands of the temple-(land) of Colliston’; note on p. 100 re templarie ‘presumably the genitive of a noun templaria meaning a temple-land’]
the temple landis of Collistoune 1508 Knights of St John no. 32 [‘with the pasturis of the samyn and pertinnentis liand within the scherefdome of Fiffe’]
the said landis of Coliston 1508 Knights of St John no. 32
Collistoun 1531 RMS iii no. 1015 [to John Spence of *Mairston (Maristoun) CRA the lands of Colliston, and Kilmux (Kilmoukis) KWY, q.v.]
Coleistoun c.1560 s Purves 154
terris de Colystoun 1610 Retours (Fife) no. 210 [John Wemyss of that ilk, in barony of Wemyss]
Collistoune 1620 RMS vii no. 2151 [teinds of the vicarage of Scoonie ... the touns and lands of Easter Kilmux (Eister Kilmuckis), Colliston and Ovenstone (Uinstoun) SCO; see Priestfield SCO]
Coleston 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Colestoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Collistown 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Collieston 1818 Sasines no. 12264 [‘lands of Easter Kilmux and of Collieston, barony of Methel (Methil WMS), and the Temple Lands of Collieston’ in parish of Scoonie]
Colleston 1828 SGF
Colliston 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [‘ruin’]
Colliston Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn + Sc toun

This may contain the Anglo-Scandinavian name Col, the same personal name as in Couston ABO (PNF 1), q.v., and Collystone of ER i, 560 (1359) may in fact refer to Couston ABO. However the retention of the medial unstressed syllable suggests rather the G personal name Colin, found in Colliston, Orwell KNR. Colin(us) appears several times in Atholl and southern Perthshire in the early thirteenth century e.g. Dunf. Reg. no. 332 and St A. Lib. 246, 349, 363, 364.

    Two small ruined buildings are shown at Colliston on OS 6 inch 1st edn, from which the above accurate NGR is derived. No buildings are marked here on OS 1 inch 2nd edn (1897), but the name has survived in OS Pathf. Colliston Hill (195m) at NO364056.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2