Scottish place names in Sri Lanka

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This is a list of placenames in Scotland which have subsequently been given to parts of Sri Lanka by Scottish planters. Almost without exception Scottish place names in Sri Lanka occur either in the Hill Country plantations or in Colombo.

As the Scottish tea planters, including Sri Lanka's first tea planter James Taylor, settled in the country, they named their plantations after their hometowns in Scotland. In Colombo places were named after Sri Lanka's British governors including Thomas Maitland.

Elgin Falls

Hill Country[edit]

  • Abbey Craig
  • Aberdeen
  • Balmoral
  • Blair Atholl
  • Blinkbonney
  • Braemore
  • Braemar
  • Caledonia
  • Camnethan
  • Clydesdale
  • Craigie Lea
  • Cullen
  • Dalhousie
  • Dunbar
  • Dunkeld
  • Edinburgh
  • Elgin
  • Eskadale
  • Fordyce
  • Frotoft
  • Glasgow
  • Glassaugh
  • Gleneagles
  • Goat fell
  • Hatton
  • Highland
  • Holyrood
  • Iona
  • Kinross
  • Kirkoswald
  • Lammermoor
  • Liddesdale
  • Lonach
  • Macduff
  • Mayfield
  • Melfort
  • Midlothian
  • Morar
  • Moray
  • Mount Vernon
  • Newburgh
  • Oliphant
  • Portree
  • Robgill
  • Relugas
  • St Andrew's
  • St Clair's
  • Sanquhar
  • Strathdon
  • Strathspey
  • Sutherland
  • Tillicoultry
  • Urie
  • Ythanside

Low Country[edit]

  • Clyde
  • Culloden
  • Dalkeith
  • Lauderdale
  • Perth

Colombo[edit]

  • Kinross Avenue
  • Maitland Crescent