Place-Names: B

PLACE-NAMESUGGESTED MEANING
Bank Formerly St. Brigit’s Bank
Barbeys HillG. bar beith ‘birch hill’
Barney HillG. bearna ‘pass’
Barscalloch Burn
Bedminnie Hill, Moss
Benty Cowan Hill G. beinn tigh gobha ‘hill of the house of the smith’
Beoch G. beathe achadh ‘birchwood’
Berry Hill 
Berrywood Burn
Birk Burn S. birk ‘birch’
Birny Brae 
Bitch Burn
Black Bog Castle (Site of) One of the names allocated to new castle to replace Cumnock Castle
Black ClintsS. clint ‘ crag, rock, stony’
Blackcraig‘black rock’
Black Hill , Moss, Water
Black Loch
Blackdams Burn 
Blackfarding black + S. farding ‘farthing-land’
Blacklorg Hill G. learg ‘sloping face of a hill’
Blackstone Hill 
Blackwood
Blarene Hill G. blar eoin ‘plain of the birds’
Blood Burn, Moss
BlowearieS. ‘weary of the wind’
Blubber WellS. blubber ‘bubbles’
Blueboots Burn, Moss
Boig, BoigcurrachS. boig ‘bog’ and G. currach ‘
Boltcraig Hill, Bolt Craig, Bolt Burn, ‘The Bowt’S. bowt ‘curve’
Bottom Burn
Bow Burn 
Bows Cottages
Braehead 
Brans Knowe 
Broad Hag Burn S. hag ‘soft marshy hollow piece of ground in a moor’
BrocklochG. broclaich‘ badger’s den
Broken Moss 
Broom Knowe
Buchanny Cairn (Site of)G. both chanain ‘house of the canon’s house’?
Brydsbank, Saint
(Blaeu 1654)
Dedication to St. Bridget
Bryds Burn
(Blaeu 1654)
Dedication to St.Bridget?
Bught Knowe S. bught ‘sheep pen’
Bullet BurnG. builgeadh ‘bubbling’?
Bull’s Burn
Burnfoot S. farm at foot of Blarene Burn
Burnfoot mining community
BurnfootS. farm at foot of Carcow Burn
(now known as The Kennels)
Burnside S. cottage at side of Blarene Burn
Burnside mining community
Burnston 
Burnston Bog 
Burnt Hill, Knowe, Moss
BurntonS. burn-toun ‘ferme-toune at the burn’
PLACE-NAMESUGGESTED MEANING