Cairncubie DFL S NT102902 1 155m

Carncuby 1502 Dunf. Recs. {126}
Cairn cubie 1828 SGF
Cairncubie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

G càrn + ? G cùbaid(h)

The first element is G c?rn ‘cairn’. Any interpretation of the second element must remain tentative but G cùbaid(h), ‘pulpit, precentor’s desk’ is a possibility, perhaps a cairn that was thought to look like a pulpit.[101]

The name persists today only in OS Pathf. Cairncubie Road. The exact NGR is taken from the OS 1 inch 2nd edn. (1899), which shows houses where today there are trees.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1