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English nameEskbank
Gaelic nameBruach Easg
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Location and type of place name

LocationDalkeith
Local authorityMidlothian ~ Lodainn Mheadhanach
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Post townEdinburgh
Postcode areaEH22
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNT325664
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesIn the borders.

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.
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