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Glen Esk glen ĕsk; Diack,Inscriptions, 184
The Esks of Kincardine and Forfar are in Gaelic Uisge, Easg, Watson 1926, 470
Esk Kincardine Uisg' Easg: Watson notebooks CW9, 80
Dixon, 324 says this is a modern name. The river name Esk is obviously old and has
parallels in the Gaeltachd which the Gaelic forms above relate to.
The notebook form of Watson implies that he meant both the Esks of Kincardine and
Forfar are called 'Uisge Easg'. The comma in Watson 1926 suggests the Kincardine Esk
is known as Uisge and the Forfar one as Easg, but this is possibly a misprint.