Pipers Braes

Pipers Braes KDT DSX R NT3093 1

Pipers Braes 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc piper + Sc brae

‘A declivity sloping towards the Forth. Formerly the town authorities [of Dysart] employed a piper whose duty was to waken the inhabitants early in the morning, for the performance of which duty he was allowed the grazing of the land from where the Gas Works now stand, to the production [sic] of School Wynd to High water mark. From which circumstance the place derived its name’ (OS Name Book 70, 17).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1