Voran

Attested:  RC Voran

Where:  Probably the Roman fort at Doune, Perthshire, NN72730130, on a hill above the river Teith, where it controls one of the key strategic routes into northern Scotland.

Name Origin:  An ancestor of OE foran, Dutch vooraan ‘in front’ would accurately describe the location of this fort as an outlier beyond the Antonine Wall.

Notes:  Doune Castle is mediaeval, but it seems reasonable to guess that it was also a local chieftain's base in Roman times.

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Last Edited: 26 June 2017