Fallside # BMO S NO349226 1 150m

    Fall Side 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Fallside 1828 SGF
    Fallside 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc faw + Sc side

‘Speckled, variegated hillside’? If the suggested faw is the origin, an anglicising tendency to hypercorrect Sc faw to ‘fal’ is apparent. Compare Falkirk to original *Faw Kirk ‘speckled kirk’ (Faukirk in 1511 RMS ii no. 3560). Also see Falside CBE in PNF 3, which appears as Fawsyd (1323), Fausyde (1526).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4