Haystack ABO CoO NT177825 1 394 0m
Haystake 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Haystack 1642 Retours Fife no. 629 [Nickery, Carkry et Haystack cum lie Seamark (‘with the sea-mark’ i.e. as far as the high-tide mark, including seaweed etc.)]
Hay Stack 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Heystack 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1029 [Earl of Moray’s lands]
Haystack 1753 Roy sheet 17, 6
Haystack 1775 Ainslie/Fife
The name describes the shape of this rocky islet, which lies about 1 km west of Inchcolm.
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 the latter parish.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1