15 Scottish place names that people struggle to pronounce


While on first glance you may assume that this historic market town in South Lanarkshire is said Strath-hay-ven, it is actually Stray-ven.


This one is easy. The village with the shortest name in the UK is simply pronounced eh.

Hawick is the largest town in the Scottish Borders, and is pronounced Hoy-k—not Hay-wick.


It’s easy to assume this is pronounced Miln-gav-ee, but the East Dunbartonshire town is actually said Mull-guy.

This is another one that is easy to get tripped up on. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this village in Fife is pronounced Cull-Ross—it’s actually Coo-riss.

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