Myregornie KDT DSX S NT296946 1 75m

Miregornie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Myregorno 1828 SGF
Myregorney 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Myregorney 1899 OS 1 inch 2nd edn.
Myregornie 1956 OS 2.5 inch [reprinted with minor changes 1964]

Sc myre + en *Gornie

Gornie, which does not appear independently as a name, is probably from G or Pictish *gronn ‘bog’, found for example in Kinghorn KGH and Pitgorno SLO. The bog to which it refers is referred to again in the Sc myre. The mire or bog in question is hard to identify with any precision. OS Pathf. marks Bogleys at NT298952 (also on Ainslie (1775) and SGF (1828)) and Bogwells at NT297954, on either side of the Kingslaw Burn, and the ‘bog’ in these names presumably refers to the same feature as the *gronn and myre of Myregornie.

Ainslie/Fife also shows another Miregornie at c.NT262953. If this is more or less accurate, it places it in the eastern arm of ADN, but it could well be a mistaken duplication of Myregornie KDT. I have found no other references to a place of this name in ADN.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1