|Suggested Meaning:||‘blubbering, bubbling’|
|First element||Old Scots blubber ’emits bubbles’|
|Blaeu Coila (1654):||No Entry|
|OS Name Books (1855-57):||Blubber Well|
|Location:||Ordnance Survey (1892-1960)|
The Ordnance Survey Name Books (1855-57) for Blubber Well reads –
A spring 16 chains S. S. E. [South South East] of Garclaugh Pendicle
Farmer Andy McClounie explains –
My sheep graze the Blubber’s field at Meikle Garclaugh. A good dry field with area fenced off and a constant run of water running from the spring out the bottom giving my sheep the best drinking water.
Blubber Well has given its name to the adjoining field – Blubber’s Field.
Photos of Blubber’s Field along with those of Garclaugh Burn and its environs, courtesy of Andy McClounie.
|Photographs and Video|
|Many thanks to Andy McClounie for photos and video|
| Dictionary of the Scots Language| blubber|
|By Permission of National Library of Scotland|
|Map 1 | Ordnance Survey, Blubber Well|