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Scotston Hill (NO 346400, 373m)

Scots Scott’s toun, “farm belonging to Scott”
Location: main ridge, east central
Neighbours: Auchterhouse Hill (E), Henderston Hill (NW), Unnamed Point 377 (N)
Summit: heather, crossed by tractor track running N-S
Notes: above Scotston farm and Little Scotston farm; wind turbine on west side

Kinpurney Hill and Henderston Hill from Scotston Hill
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Summit of Scotston Hill, looking towards Kinpurney Hill (left, tower) and Henderston Hill (right, forested)
Scotston Hill from the southeast
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Scotston Hill from the southeast
Scotston Hill from Unnamed Point 377
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Scotston Hill from Unnamed Point 377
Frost in the Sidlaws
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Wind turbine at the west end of Scotston Hill

Smithton Hill (NO 276366, 324m)

Scots Smith’s toun, “farm belonging to Smith” or “farm by the smithy” (Dorward writes “there is no known smiddy that could have occasioned the name”, but a smithy was marked on the 1898 Ordnance Survey map of the area, between Lundie and Smithton farm)
Location: main ridge, west central
Neighbours: Ardgarth Hill (N)
Hill Lists: Tump
Summit: moorland
Notes: above site of Smithton farm on Smithton Knowe, now abandoned and demolished

Ardgarth Hill and Lundie Craigs from Smithton Hill
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Summit of Smithton Hill, looking towards Ardgarth Hill and Lundie Craigs
Smithton Hill from Ardgarth Hill
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Smithton Hill from Ardgarth Hill
Smithton Knowe, Smithton Hill, Adrgarth Hill, from Palmer Wood
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Smithton Knowe (at left, flat area with trees), Smithton Hill (centre), Ardgarth Hill (left), from Palmer Wood

Smithton Knowe (NO 281366)

Scots Smith’s toun (see above) + knowe, “knoll”
Eastern shoulder of Smithton Hill; former site of Smithton farm, now abandoned and demolished; the spring of Horse Well at this site no longer seems to be active, but Craig Well, farther west, still exists

Smithton Knowe, looking east
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Summit of Smithton Knowe, location of the demolished farming community of Smithton
Smithton Knowe from the west
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Smithton Knowe from the slopes of Smithton Hill
Smithton Knowe, Smithton Hill, Adrgarth Hill, from Palmer Wood
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Smithton Knowe (at left, flat area with trees), Smithton Hill (centre), Ardgarth Hill (left), from Palmer Wood
Craig Well, Smithton Hill
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Craig Well, west of Smithton Knowe

Southballo Hill (NO 256348, 303m)

English south + Gaelic bealach, “pass”; presumably the pass of Ballo Glack, which it overlooks along with its neighbour Northballo Hill
Location: main ridge, west
Neighbours: Gask Hill (W), Northballo Hill (NW), Hill of Dores (N), Ballo Hill (E)
Hill Lists: Tump
Summit: rough grass
Notes: above South Ballo farm

King's Seat & Gask Hill
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Summit of Southballo Hill, looking towards King’s Seat (left)and Gask Hill (right)
Dundee and Tay estuary from Southballo Hill
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Summit of Southballo Hill, looking towards Dundee and the Tay estuary
Southballo Hill from the soutwest
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Southballo Hill from the southwest

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