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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X, list of Scottish place-names).
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BROCH. Also Brough (Mry. 1736 W. Fraser Chiefs of Grant (1883) II. 126). With def. art.: the Broch, a local name for Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire (Abd. 1858 J. B. Pratt Buchan 157; ne.Sc. 1975), and Burghead in Moray (Mry. 1927 E. B. Levack Lossiemouth 43). Hence Brocher a native of Fraserburgh (Abd. 1913 J. Cranna Fraserburgh 397), of Burghead (Mry. 1911 Trans. Bnff. Field Club 110). See also Broch, n.1, 2.

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