Loughmylane 1775 Ainslie/Fife
It would appear to be a variation on the once common, though now almost extinct, Sc humorous place-name ‘Lodgemalane’, ‘lodge or dwell on my own’, referring either to a remote settlement, or to one occupied by a single inhabitant. One such example is found (as Lodge my lone 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1; and as Lodgemy Lane 1775 Ainslie/Fife) north-east of Bridgend CER, c.NO397124). Ainslie/Fife shows three places, all in the St Andrews area, called Loughmylane, this one in CMN; one north-east of Blebocraigs (Craigs) KMB beside Clatto SSL, though probably in KMB; and one between Kingask and Winchester SSL. This last, however, would appear to have a different derivation, for which see Lochmalony SSL, below. The form with lough may have developed as a further humorous allusion to a ‘Lodgemalane’ beside a loch: this one in CMN is marked as being close to Drumcarro Moss, marked as a loch on Ainslie/Fife. However, neither of the other two above-mentioned places called Loughmylane are near to lochs or bogs.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3