Gulled of Gullane

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BRIAN Mayes (Letters, 11 May) is mistaken in saying that Gullane is pronounced Gyllane. Gullane is from the Gaelic Gualann (pronounced goo-uhlun) meaning shoulder, an obvious reference to the shape of Gullane hill. Gyllane is mere affectation.

Colin McAllister

South Street

St Andrews, Fife