Gowdie MML S NO297152 1 361 140m EAF

    Gowdie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc gowdie or ? Sc * guldie

‘Goldfinch’, perhaps, indicating the presence of the birds here (Sc gowdie); or Sc *guldie, an otherwise unattested adjectival form of earlier Sc goold or guild(e) ‘corn marigold’, a notorious weed. A building is shown at about this position on Ainslie/Fife (1775) and SGF (1828), but not named. It is now a ruin. It lay on the lands of Nisbetfield (OS Name Book 54, 46).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4