Drybrae Scalp

Drybrae Scalp FGN C NO426288 1 352 0m

    Drybrae Scalp 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [also shows Drybrae Hole]

? + Sc scaup

Sc scaup or scalp ‘bank (for shellfish) in the sea’, presumably near a land-feature called Drybrae, from Sc or SSE dry brae ‘dry brae or slope’, most likely in the sense of well-drained. OS Pathf. also shows Drybrae Hole (Sc hole hole’ or Sc howe ‘hollow’ ), 200 m south-west of Drybrae Scalp, and like Drybrae Scalp very close to the steep shore.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4