Galliston KGH S NT249909 2 60m

Galloustoun 1632 RMS viii no. 2065
Galistown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Gallowtown 1757 RHP1710
Gallowstown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Galliston Quarry 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc gallow(s) + Sc toun

Presumably gallows were in the vicinity. If so, they were not the main gallows for the constabulary of Kinghorn, which was at Gallowhill at the west end of Kinghorn Loch, for more details of which see KGH Introduction.

The name survives on OS Pathf. in Galliston Quarry and Galliston Wood. Gallowstown appears on Ainslie/Fife (1775), on the south side of the road running east to Boglily and Datie Mill (the B 925), and it is this that gives the above NGR.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1