Port Laing

Port Laing IKG W NT134812 1 394 0m EAF

Port Laing 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

The lack of early forms make any etymology very tentative. If the name is as late as its appearance in the written record, then it probably contains the common Scottish surname Laing. However, if it was coined in the G-speaking period, then it is likely to derive from G port long ‘harbour of ships’ (G long ‘ship’).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1