Catcraig CMN SSL S NO491146 2

Catcraig 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Catcraig 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Catcraig Quarry 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc cat + Sc craig

‘Cat-crag or rock’, probably referring to wild cats. The word order shows that the name was given by Scots-speakers. Cairngate # FAL (PNF 2), Craigencat DFL and Craigencalt KGH (PNF 1) are similar names, but coined in Gaelic.

The name has survived in OS Pathf. Catcraig Quarry (NO491146).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3