Brago # ABO S NT180870 2

? terra que vocatur Brethach’ 1265 x 1275 Dunf. Reg. no. 204 [probably for Brechach’; see Knockdavie BUI for more details]
Brekauch 1377 Morton Reg. i app. p. lxv [in barony of Dalkeith]
(lands of) Brego 1480 RMS ii no. 1455 [given to Inchcolm Abbey by James earl of Morton; see also Morton Reg. no. 190 and SHS Misc. 8, 14–16]
Brego 1541 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 59
Brago 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Brago 1872 Sasines no. 1544

G breac + G –ach

‘Variegated place’, G breac ‘speckled, variegated’, with an adjectival ending functioning as a locational suffix. Brago is often associated with the neighbouring lands of Croftgary ABO, which lay immediately to the south of Brago. Bre<c>hach’ of Dunf. Reg. no. 204 is associated with the lands of Knockdavie and Moyes BUI and is unlikely to be Brago ABO. However, it clearly derives from the same elements.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1