Gullet Sike

Place-name:Gullet Sike
Suggested Meaning:‘deep sluggish stream’
1st element:Scots gullet ‘deep channel’
2nd element:Scots sike, syke ‘sluggish stream’
Blaeu Coila (1654):No Entry
OS Name Books (1855-57):Gullet Sike
Location:Gullet Sike


Scots gullet ‘a deep channel dug by water’ [1]

Sike, Syke

A Sike or Syke is described as –

A small stream, rill or water-course, especially one that meanders through a hollow or across flat or boggy ground and is freqently dry in summer

Dictionary of the Scots Language [2]

the sheughs and the sykes

Laird of Logan “Colin Dulap” [3]

Gullet Sike flows into the Beoch Lane as does Peat Sike and Mitchell’s Sike.

Map 1 Gullet Sike | Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland


[1] Dictionaries of the Scots Language |gullet
[2] Dictionaries of the Scots Language |syke, sike
[3] The Laird of Logan, Or, Anecdotes and Tales Illustrative of the Wit and Humour of Scotland
Reproduced with the Permission of National Library of Scotland
Map 1: Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1892-1960) |Gullet Sike
Ordnance Survey Name Books
By Permission of Scotland’s Places
Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49|Gullet Sike