Craigdimas     ABO CoO NT192839 394

Demas 1703 Adair/Sea-Coast (Forth)
Demoss 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Craigdimas 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

The derivation of the second element is obscure. The addition of Sc craig ‘rock’ is late and explanatory. However, it might also derive from G creag ‘rock’.

This large skerry submerged at high tide lies between Bell Rock on the coast and Inchcolm. It is unassigned to a parish on OS 6 inch 1st edition. Despite the fact that it is nearer to DGY than ABO, it is here assigned to ABO since other nearby offshore islands such as Inchcolm and Car Craig belong to that parish.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1