Bught Craig

Bught Craig BMO R NO377248 1 70m

    Bught Craig 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc boucht + Sc craig

Sc boucht (bowcht, bucht, bought, bught) has two distinct meanings: (1) ‘sheepfold, small inner fold for milking ewes’; and (2) ‘bend’. The eponymous crag (Sc craig) is a wooded, rocky outcrop near Naughton Castle. It curves round through about 250 degrees, suggesting the second of the two meanings.

    Though it is not shown on OS Pathf., it appears on OS 1:10,000 map (2006).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4