Gathercauld CER S NO422097 1 374 160m SWF
Gathercall 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Gathercold 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Gather-cold-craig 1790s OSA, 138 [‘on the farm of Newbigging of Craighall’, the west side consists of a mass of basaltic pillars of hexagonal form]
Gathercauld 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc gaither + Sc cauld
‘Gather cold’; a vivid verbal name applied to a relatively high-lying exposed piece of land. It occurs also in Gathercold # CRA and Gathercold SSL (for which see New Grange SSL, PNF 3).
OS Pathf also shows Gathercauld Craig 400 m to the north, and Gathercauld Wood 800 m to the east.
/ˈgaðər kɔl/ or /ˈgaðər kɔld/; also /ˈgɛðər kɔl/ or /ˈgeðər kɔl(d)/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2