Place-Names: M

Macnaught, Macnaught Hill
Magsbus Bog 
Mahago Rig 
Mansfield House
Mansfield Mains
Hall of Mansfield
Mansfield Cottages
Mansfield Village
Mansfield Colliery
Mansfield Burn
Mansfield Linn
Personal Surname: Mansfield
Scots mains ‘The home farm of an estate, cultivated for the proprietor’
Scots ha, haw ‘A farm-house, the main dwelling of a farm, a house, esp. on a farm, occupied by the farmer himself’
March Burn (1)
Scots march ‘boundary’ Scots burn ‘stream’
March Burn (2)
Marchburn, Brunton
Scots march ‘boundary’ Scots burn ‘stream’
March Burn (3)
Pollach, Glen Afton
Scots march ‘boundary’ Scots burn ‘stream’
March Burn (4)
Bottom Burn, nr. Kello Water
Scots march ‘boundary’ Scots burn ‘stream’
Marchburn Named after Scots march ‘boundary’ Scots burn ‘stream’
Marchfoot Scots march ‘boundary’ + S.S.E. foot ‘foot, bottom’
Marchaleholme1. Personal name Marshall +
S. holme ‘water-meadow, haugh’
2. S. marschall ‘farrier’ +
S. holme ‘water-meadow, haugh’
Marshallmark 1. Personal name Marshall +
S. mark ‘merk-land’
2. S. marschall ‘farrier’ +
S. mark ‘merk-land’
Martyrs’ Grave
(Wilson; Jamieson & Humphrey)
Grave of three Covenanters killed on Carsgailloch hill
Martyrs’ Monument
(Corson & Hair)
Grave of two ovenanters killed near Over Cairn (but on Westland land)
Martyrs’ MossA hollow in the moss where tradtion Covenanters were martyred here
McCool’s Craig Personal name: Finn McCool + S. craig ‘crag, rock;
McCowan’s Knowe Personal Name: McCowan + S. knowe ‘hillock’
McLure’s Mill Personal Name: McLure + S.S.E. mill ‘mill’
Meeting HouseReformed Presbyterian meeting place
Meikle Creoch S. meikle ‘big’ + G. crioch ‘boundary’ (cf. Little Creoch)
Meikle Garclaugh 
Meikle Hill x2
Meikle Westland 
Meikledodd HillS. meikle ‘big’ + S. dodd ‘bare, rounded hill’
Merkland S. merk land‘ unit of land measure’
Merry Clints Old Scots clint ‘crag, cliff, rock’
Mid Burn x2
Mid Hill, Midhill Stell SSE mid ‘middle’ SSE hill ‘hill, eminence’
Place-Name: Mid Hill (in form Midhill) + S. stell ‘sheep enclosure’
Mid LowesS. lowes ‘lochs’
Midhill Stell
Millaneoch Hill
Milray Hill 
Mitchell’s SykePersonal Name Mitchell +
S. sike ‘slow, sluggish stream’
Moat (Black Bog Castle)See Black Bog Castle
1. Moat Knowe (Lanemark)
Moat Knowe (Meikle Creoch)
2. Moat Moss (Meikle Creoch)
1. S. moat ‘assembly, meeting’ + S. knowe ‘hillock’
S. moat ‘assembly,meeting’ S. moss ‘marsh, bog’
(in sense of moss named after Moat Knowe)
Momes caple (Blaeu)? moss caple ‘Horse moss’
MonqhuillG. monadh chuill ‘hill of the hazel’
Monthraw, Montraw Burn1. G. monadh ruadh ‘red hill’
2. G. monadh riabhach ‘brindled hill’
3. G. monadh h-airbhe ‘boundary hill’
S. burn ‘stream’
Moshoufe (Blaeu)See Mossback
Mossback Scots moss ‘marsh, moor’ + S.S.E. back ‘back’
Mounthope a name borrowed from Closeburn , Dumfriesshire
MuirfootS. muir ‘moor’ + S.S.E. foot ‘foot, bottom’