DSL - SND1 BOUR, Boor, n. Sc. forms of St.Eng. bower. The form bower is also found in Sc. [bu:r]
1. A dwelling; a lodging-place, an inn.
*Sc. 1703 Acc. Bk. Sir J. Foutis (S.H.S. 1894):
Oct. 7: for a nights lodging at the bour, as I went to stow, man and horses and brandie . . . 2.19.0.
*Sh. 1912 A. W. Johnston in Old-Lore Misc., Ork., Sh., etc. V. iv. 178:
Brave gentles all, within this boor, If ye delight in any sport, Come see me dance upon this floor.
2. ``An arch of green boughs held over the bride and bridegroom in bygone days when proceeding to the kirk for the marriage ceremony'' (Fif. c.1850 per Fif.10).
[O.Sc. bour, bowr, an inner apartment, a lady's private apartment; a bower of foliage (D.O.S.T.). O.E. br, dwelling, from ban, to dwell; O.N. br.]