Bucklyvie ABO S NT155894 2 150m

(the muir and lands of) Boclavy 1240 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 19 [15th c. copy; dispute anent the marches of the muir of Bucklyvie and of Fordell DGY and of their lands]
Bochlevyra 1441 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 51
Bochlevise 1441 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 51
Bochlevyse 1441 NAS C.2 iii 160 [o.c.; misread by editor of RMS ii no. 268 as Bothlebyse]
Bochlevy 1480 Morton Reg. no. 190
landis of Boclevis 1533 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 56 [a coal pit (‘ane colepot’) recently made there by Abbot Richard of Inchcolm]
the landis of Wester Balclaveis 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 65
the saidis groundis of Balclawis Wester 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 65
in moris de Bochclivye 1539 RMS iii no. 2264 [in the muirs of Bucklyvie]
the landis of Wester Boclavie 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 65
the saidis landis of Wester Boclaveis 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 65
the groundis of Wester Boclawe 1548 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 65
Wester Balclaweis 1548 Laing Chrs. no. 535 [o.c.; eviction of Henry Moyse and Janet Anderson from the lands of Wester Bucklyvie]
Wester Bouclawis 1549 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 68
Eister et Wester Boclaveis 1559 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 213
Eister et Vester Bukclaves 1577 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 216
Wester et Eister Balclaveis 1605 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 227
Eister et Wester Boclaveis 1605 Inchcolm Chrs. p. 227
E Baalchlevey 1642 Gordon MS Fife
W Balchlevys 1642 Gordon MS Fife
E Bocleuey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
W Bocleuey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
E. Baalchlevie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
W. Baalchlevie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Easter et Westir Balclevis 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1030
Wester et Easter Balclavers 1693 Retours (Fife) no. 1599
(lands of) Balclevy 1698 Retours (Fife) no. 1418
Bucklyvie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [OS Pathf. Easter Bucklyvie (approximate)]
Cott town of Bucklyvie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [OS Pathf. Wester Bucklyvie (approximate)]
South Bucklyvie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [OS Pathf. Monziehall (approximate)]
Buchleavie 1756 RHP3800 [‘part of the Lands of Buchleavie’]
Bucklivie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [OS Pathf. Cuttlehill in north of parish, wrongly shown as being in DGY]
E Bucklivie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
W Bucklivie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Easter and Wester Balcleves 1872 Sasines no. 1544

? G both + ? G sliabh + ? – in

‘(Place of) hut, shieling, both of (upland) moorland?’ The element sliabh ‘(upland) moorland’, is not unknown in Fife, and makes excellent topographic sense, given Bucklyvie’s upland situation, on some of the highest ground in the parish. J. B. Johnston suggests this interpretation for Bucklyvie as well as for Buchlyvie, Kippen STL (1934, 117). The c might be regarded as a problem, but can be explained as arising out of the consonant cluster –thsl- or –thl-.

Other interpretations of the second element more tentatively offered are: (1) G claimh/cloimh (f.) ‘mange, itch, scab’, from OIr clam ‘leper’, interpreted as ‘poor land’ (Inchcolm Chrs. p. 249); (2) G clamhan or clamhag ‘buzzard’ or ‘kite’, for which see Watson’s discussion of Gledfield ROS (1904, 5); (3) G claidheamh ‘sword’, suggested by Liddall 1896, 11. This might imply that Bucklyvie was held as ‘sword-land’, that is land gained or held by force of arms, with reference to a time well before its first appearance in record.[28]

The final syllable is probably the common locational suffix –in.

Bucklyvie # ELI probably contains the same elements.

The NGR given is that of OS Pathf. Cuttlehill, a site which is shown as Bucklivie on Ainslie/Fife 1775, prior to its being renamed as shown in 1798 on RHP1267.

/bəˈklaivɪ/ or /bʌˈklaivɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1