Boreland

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Boreland is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, which is located in Eskdale about 7 miles (11 kilometres) north of Lockerbie on the B723 road to Eskdalemuir. The village has a small primary school.[1]

There is another small village called Boreland in Perthshire,[2] one near Dysart in Fife[3] and numerous hamlets and farms throughout Scotland, largely in the Central Belt and the south, with a particular prevalence in Dumfries and Galloway. The term is from the Scots "bordland" meaning "table-land" or "land which directly supplies the laird’s table".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hutton Primary School". Dumfries and Galloway Council. Archived from the original on 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  2. ^ "Iain Mac an Tailleir , "Scottish Placenames", p 21" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Fife Place-name Data :: Boreland". fife-placenames.glasgow.ac.uk.

Coordinates: 55°12′N 3°19′W / 55.200°N 3.317°W / 55.200; -3.317