Craigen Gaw

Craigen Gaw SLO R NO198071 1 372 400m NOF

    Craigen Gaw 1818 RHP23511
    Craigen Gaw 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [beside Long Craig Quarries]

? G creag + ? G an + ? G gall

‘Rock or crag of the (prominent) stones’ (creag nan gall)? The derivation must remain tentative due to the lack of early forms. Certainly it fits well with the topography of the place, described in the OS Name Book as ‘A rocky chasm on the NE brow of the Lomond Hills, of basaltic rock’ (27, 30).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4