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.
Last Edited: 26 June 2017