10 Scottish place names that confuse visitors

9. Strathaven
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Anyone looking at the name of this little rural town in the Lanarkshire countryside would be forgiven for thinking it was relatively straightforward to say, but as we Scots are so fond of being economical and shortening words and names wherever we can, you’ll find it’s actually pronounced ‘Stray-ven’.

10. Wemyss Bay
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This wee village on the southwest coast is hugely popular but if you’re visiting or are meeting someone from there, it is pronounced ‘Weems Bay’ not ‘We-miss Bay’.

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