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Partick ~ Partaig/Pearraig

First published in the Scotsman on 17 September 2016 The name of this well-known suburb, Partick (perteyk in 1136), is of British, that is pre-Gaelic, origin. It likely meant ‘little copse’, coming from the same root as Perth (in Gaelic Peairt) deriving from British pert ‘copse’, with a diminutive suffix. In antiquity Gaelic lost the … Continue Reading about Partick ~ Partaig/Pearraig