Chancein 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Chance Inn 1806 Sasines no. 7572 [‘lands of Findas and Chance Inn now called Cairnston’]
Chance Inn 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Chance Inn 1828 SGF
Chance Inn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc or SSE change inn
‘Inn where horses were changed’. This is the locally accepted meaning, and its position on the old thoroughfare between Cupar and Leven makes this very likely (Deacon 2001, 7). It lay on the lands of Findas.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2