Postcard Answers

Have our postcard riddles been driving you round the bend? Set your mind at ease! Here are the answers to our questions. Please, leave a comment below and let us know if you got it right!

Carlinhead Rocks

Carlinhead Rocks, in the parish of Kinghorn, Fife, is named from a resemblance to the head of an old woman or witch (Scots carlin).

Glenwick

Glenwick, in the parish of Cleish, Kinross-shire, is from Scots glen ‘valley’ with wick ‘a corner (of the mouth), the angle between the upper and lower lip’ referring to ‘a cleft in the face of a hill’. It is a striking example of the body metaphor in place-names.

 

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The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow is more commonly known as The Armadillo. As often happens, the unofficial name has largely taken over from the official one in general use.

 

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