Tykes Burn 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Tykes Burn 1964 OS 1:25 000
Sc tyke + Sc burn
‘Burn of the (ill-favoured or ill-bred) dog’. It forms part of the parish boundary between KGL and MAI, and flows into the Lochty Burn near Lochtyside MAI, and has given rise to the settlement-name Tykesburn MAI, q.v. The upper part of this burn was known as the Risky Burn, dealt with under KGL PNF 1.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2