Moss Easy

Moss Easy DGY V NT162862 1 394 95m

Moss Easy 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc moss + ?

Given the order of the elements (generic followed by specific), I suspect a G original in which the generic mòine ‘a bog’ has been replaced by the Sc moss. See Moss Morran ABO/ATL (in Section 1 above) and Boglochty ADN for comparable translation of the generic element. The second element may be compared with the second element in Clachaneasy, Penninghame parish WIG, which Watson states is from G Ìosa ‘Jesus’ (1926, 170). In the absence of early forms of Moss Easy it would be unwise to speculate further. Whatever the origin, it has been assimilated to Sc and SSE easy.

The same area is shown on RHP3800 (1756) as Otterston Moss.

OS Name Book 131, 13 describes Moss Easy as ‘a large portion of mossland on the farm of Bankhead, it has been attempted to be brought under cultivation but for the present this idea has been abandoned.’

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1