Distinctive Scottish Place Names

I once read a book by a successful entrepreneur who tested human reaction to almost everything in the marketplace. His measurement metric was money. He would create product ads, and then place them in various advertising media, and see which ones performed the best. One of the tests that he did, was determining the name of the business selling the product, that consumers found most trusting. Strangely enough, company names with distinctive Scottish or British names invoked the most trust. He posited that one should name your business with a distinctive, trustworthy name.

I am currently in Scotland, and here is a partial list of distinctive Scottish place names.

  • Knockderry
  • Mansefield
  • Caprington
  • Kilmarnock
  • Speyside
  • Crossburn
  • Kilbride
  • Bearsden
  • Willowbank
  • Paisley
  • Glenarn
  • Leadhills
  • Dalmuir
  • Clydebank
  • Loch Awe
  • Glenstrae
  • Argyll
  • Blythswood
  • Inveraray
  • Stirling
  • Killearn
  • Falkirk
  • Crieff

Enjoy. I will be posting more as time permits.

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