Pictish / Brittonic placenames in Scotland
The enigmatic early inhabitants of what is now Scotland, the Picts, have left a legacy of Pictish placenames across the country. These can be identified through elements such as Aber-, Cat-, Dol- and Pit-.
Aber- is derived from the P-Celtic language and means either mouth of the river or confluence of waters. It is synonymous with the Gaelic Inbhir (anglicised as Inver-).
Pit-, along with the variation Pett-, is another P-Celtic word which means a share or portion of land.
You can see the distribution of Pictish placenames in Scotland on the map below.
Please note that these are only the ones added so far to the Stravaiging around Scotland placenames database, and there are many more which will hopefully be added at a later date.
Clicking on a marker will reveal a link to a page with more information about that placename.