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English namePentland Hills
Gaelic nameMonadh Pentland

Location and type of place name

LocationWest of Edinburgh
Local authorityScottish Borders ~ Crìochan na h-Alba
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Peeblesshire ~ Siorrachd nam Puballan
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Postcode areaEH46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNT1358
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning
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Language notes
SourcesMonadh is the appropriate term for the rolling hills which are the Pentland Hills.
The term Pentland has not been satisfactorily explained, and is very unlikely to be Gaelic in origin.
Please note this is entirely distinct from the Pentland Firth
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