Harlands # BMO S NO354240 3
terras de Harlandis 1588 RMS v no. 1608 [extending to 4 acres, one acre of which is called Lorimer’s Well # BMO; see Crossfaulds # BMO for details]
Harlandis 1588 RMS v no. 1608 [Woodflat, Harlands and Crossfaulds]
Harlands 1899 Campbell 1899, 642
? Sc hare + Sc land
The Sc adjective hare or hair (the latter the CSD form) means ‘grey’, but when combined with features such as burns, cairns, laws or stones, it is best interpreted as ‘boundary’ (see PNF 5, Elements Glossary). Thus harelands may mean ‘lands at or on a boundary’; however, it may also mean simply ‘grey lands’, perhaps referring to their vegetation cover or soil colour. Since Sc hare as a noun can mean ‘hare’, a third possibility is that it means ‘lands associated with hares’.
It lay west of Byres, ‘running from Birkhill road south to the foot of the hill’ (Campbell 1899, 642).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4