A famous inhabitant of Carcant was Eric Liddell.
Carcant is etymologically a Cumbric place-name. The first element is cognate with Welsh caer 'fortification'. The second might be can 'white', in which case the name means 'white fort'; but more likely it is cant 'edge of a circle', in this context probably meaning 'district, region, edge, border', thus giving 'fort of the region/border'.
- Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox.html (appendix at http://www.heroicage.org/issues/10/fox-appendix.html).
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- Renewables Map: Carcant, Heriot, Scottish Borders
- Scottish Natural Heritage: Windfarms in Scotland (March 2010[permanent dead link]
- RCAHMS record of Carcant
- RCAHMS record of Carcant Windfarm
- British Listed Buildings: Carcant Bridge over Carcant Burn
- Eric Liddell Image Gallery
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