Scoonie SCO PS NO383016 1 373 25m

ecclesi<a> de Sconyn 1055 x 1055 x 1066 St A. Lib. 116 [13th c. copy; granted by Bp Tuathal (Tuadal) to Lochleven; see SCO Introduction]
uilla ecclesiastica de Sconin 1152 x 1159 St A. Lib. 43 [see SCO Introduction]
ecclesiam de Sconyne 1165 x 1169 St A. Lib. 175 [‘with the kirkton’ (cum villa ecclesiastica); see SCO Introduction]
ecclesiam de Sconin 1172 x 1178 St A. Lib. 241 [see SCO Introduction]
ecclesiam de Sconin 1183 St A. Lib. 59 [papal confirmation charter]
ecclesiam de Sconin 1188 x 1198 St A. Lib. 152 [in general confirmation charter of Bp Roger (elect) to St Andrews Priory, by gift of Earl Duncan of Fife]
terr<e> de Sconin 1202 NAS RH 6/16 [o.c.; see SCO Introduction]
ecclesiam de Sconin 1241 St A. Lib. 168 [see under Kilmux KWY]
ecclesia Sancte Memme uirginis de Sconin 1243 St A. Lib. 348 [‘the church of St Memma the virgin of Scoonie’, dedicated by Bp David de Bernham of St Andrews, 28 May; see SCO Introduction, Church Dedication]
ecclesia de Sconyn 1243 Paris BN ms latin 1218, fo 2v col. 1
ecclesia de Sconyn c.1250 St A. Lib. 34 [church taxed at 33 merks]
in syra de Scony c.1266 x 1270 Barrow 1971, no. 14 [see Balgrummo SCO]
schyra Scone 1325 x 1329 Dunf. Reg. no. 357 [see Mountfleurie SCO]
(church of) Scuny 1400 St A. Lib. 9–10 [John of Stirling (Stryuelyn) vicar of the church of Scoonie]
(parish of the church of) Scuny 1405 St A. Cop. no. 27
the kirk of Skoniyicht 1587 Assumption 9
Kirk of Skuny 1587 Assumption 15 [see SCO Introduction]
Scowny 1587 Assumption 17
Scony kirk 1587 Assumption 21 [‘Scony kirk, namely the toun of Skony’]
Skuny Kirk 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Sconey church 1664 Lamont’s Diary 171 [a man dies carrying a barrel of ale, and is buried there]
Skoony K<irk> 1684 Adair/East Fife
terris et baronia de Scoonie et Leven 1691 Retours (Fife) no. 1310 [George Shaw, ?40 from the said lands and barony]
Skuny Kirk 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Scoonie Kirk 1753 Ainslie/Fife [‘in Ruins’]
Scoonie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also Scoonie Bridge (twice), Scoonie Cotton, Scoonie Links, Scoonieburn (a settlement) and Scoonie Church (remains of)]

? G sgonn + -in

‘Place of the (lump-like) hill’. For discussion of a possible Pictish origin for this problematical name, see Elements Glossary (PNF 5) under sgonn. Scoonie(hill) SSL (PNF 3) contains the same element, with the same locational suffix -in, and is written in exactly the same way in early documents. Scone PER contains the same word, but without the suffix. The old kirk and graveyard at Scoonie is on a small but conspicuous rounded hill, which may well be the eponymous sgonn.

    OS Pathf. also shows Scoonie Burn, while OS Explorer (2001) also shows ‘Scoonie Church (remains of), (which supplies the above NGR).


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2