Boreland SLN S NT027943 1 160m

terris de Bordeland de Sawling 1465 Fraser, Colquhoun ii no. 24 [requisition by Sir John Haliburton of Saline (de Sawling) in the lands of Boreland of Saline, within sheriffdom of Fife]
Bordland Sauling 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 1
Brodland-Sawling 1528 RMS iii no. 564 [see Sandydub SLN]
Brodland-Sawlin 1528 RMS iii no. 565 [see Sandydub SLN]
lie Bordland de Sawling 1541 RMS iii no. 2307
Boreland de Sauline 1695 Retours (Fife) no. 138 [Archibald, Earl of Argyll]
Borlandmill 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Borland 1775 Ainslie/Fife [naming two separate sites, about half a mile apart; see discussion below]
Boreland 1828 SGF
Borelandhill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [referring to the same settlement as Boreland SGF]

Sc bordland

‘Mensal land, land providing produce directly to the laird’s table (Sc bord)’. The NGR is of Boreland on SGF (1828), which is called Borelandhill on OS 6 inch 1st edn. The lands of Boreland lay to the north of the Black Devon.

The lands of Boreland included Milton SLN and Townhead SLN, which latter appears on both Ainslie/Fife (1775) and Ainslie/West Fife (1827) as the more westerly of the two places called Borland.

/ˈborland/ or /ˈborlənd/


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1