Buckie Burn

Buckie Burn ~ DFL W NT1288 1 394

Bukyburn 1642 Gordon MS
Buckyburn 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Buckyburn 1775 Ainslie/Fife

? Sc bucky + Sc burn

? ‘Gushing burn’ or ‘burn where there is a bucky’, i.e. the sluice of a mill-pond, ‘a place where water gushes out’, from a Scots verb, buck, bukk, ‘to pour forth, gush out’ (DSL).

Originally the name of a burn, the upper reaches of the Lyne Burn, it also appears on the early maps of Fife as a settlement-name between Touch and Halbeath to the east of Dunfermline, just north of the burn. It survives today, however, as it began, as a burn-name.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1