Scotland is home to some of the greatest names of places. Here are 12 of my favourite!
1. Backside Lane
Backside Lane. I would’t fancy going down there too much.
2. Butt of Lewis
I guess Backside Lane leads down to the Butt of Lewis. It’s as if there’s a whole road leading to a bum of someone called Lewis…
3. Cock Bridge
Ok, now this is going too far. Please don’t tell me this is part of Lewis.
Ahh finally, somewhere different a castle full of milk!
This place sounds boring. Sorry I just had to. But really, couldn’t it have been something else?
Im not even going to try to pronounce that. If I had to it would sound something like this: Ecc-Lee-fa-chan. Aye, I tried.
I expect somewhere back in history a goat fell of a nearby cliff, thus, giving Goatfell it’s name. Well that’s my thought on how it came about. Creative, I know.
This just doesn’t seem right does it. I mean, why would you call a place ‘Twatt’? Yes it has a different spelling but it makes the exact same sound.
9. Sandy Balls
Quite a nice name if you ask me. I would certainly go and visit ‘Sandy Balls’.
10. Bonny Bridge
Yet another name which I would love to know how it came about. Scotland, you have some crazy people.
I believe this one is pronounced Lock-Jelly. This sounds like one of the more suitable names on this list.
I think this one is similar to Edinburgh, don’t say it as Jed-Burrg, I thank it’s Jed-Burra or Jed-Bra.
Well that’s all for this list. Quite a few very questionable names there. I would love to know where the name ‘Twatt’ comes from. Thank you to the people of Scotland for these wonderful names.