Many place names in Scotland sound far different to how they look.

Mispronounced Scottish Names: The 10 most mispronounced Scottish place names including Ecclefechan - according to our readers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Visited Mil-en-gavvy? Well... you haven’t. Here are 10 of the most commonly mispronounced Scottish place names, as chosen by you – our readers.

Friday, 10th June 2022, 4:41 pm

Whether you live in our wonderful country, or are simply passing through, it is hard not to notice the number of place names with some strange – often wonderful – pronunciations.

If you’re from a town with a difficult-to-say name then the correct pronunciation may come naturally, but for visitors from further afield it can be a little daunting.

Fear not: as our readers have given us a helping hand by revealing which place names they think are most commonly mispronounced.

From Culzean Castle to Auchtermuchty and all the way to Milngavie – here are the top 10 mispronounced Scottish place names, and how to say them correctly.

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