Flass FGN S NO411258 1 352 70m SOF

    Flesk 1390 x 1405 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 A [16th c. Index; Sandfuird Flesk]
    the lands of Flask 1391 x 1405 RMS i app. 2 no. 1705 B [17th c. Index; see Newton FGN]
    Flask 1480 RMS ii no. 1508
    Flaschill 1521 RMS iii no. 210
    Flashill 1529 RMS iii no. 822 [to Martin Inglis, ‘Westplewland de Sandfurd et Flashill in baronia de Nauchtane’; see also Knock Hill FGN]
    Flanschill c.1560 s Assumption, 14 [scribal or editorial error for Flauschill?]
    Flashill 1606 RMS vi no. 1795 [Wm Goldman of Dundee; see St Fort FGN]
    terras de Flashill 1637 RMS ix no. 780 [with pendicle called *Harlawshiels (Harlawscheillis), to Wm Goldman of Flashill, merchant burgess of Dundee]
    Flashill 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Flashhill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Flashill 1619 St A. Tests. 57
    Flashill 1628 Retours (Fife) no. 400 [David Beaton (Beattoun) of Creich]
    Flashill 1642 Gordon MS Fife
    Flash hill 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Flashill alias Harlasheills 1695 Retours (Fife) no. 1371 [see St Fort FGN]
    Flass 1775 Ainslie/Fife
    Flass 1828 SGF
    Flass 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc flash

‘Pool, marshy place’, from ME flasshe. See MacDonald 1941, 9, 21, 36, 58, 129 for discussion and examples in West Lothian, such as Flask, Flaskhill, The Flash; cf. also Flisk KMB (PNF 2) which may contain the same element, and Flesh CUS (PNF 1).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4