Sidlaws Gazetteer:

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Westerkeith Hill (NO 283382)

Scots wester, “lying to the west” + surname Keith
Hill slope north of Lundie Craigs triangulation pillar, above Wester Keith and Easter Keith farms

Lundie Craigs from Bowhouse Hill
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In this view of Lundie Craigs from Bowhouse Hill, Westerkeith Hill is the broad grassy shoulder to the right of the crags
Westerkeith Hill from Palmer Wood
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A closer view of Westerkeith Hill, from Palmer Wood

West Mains Hill (NO 315376, 290m)

English west + Scots mains, the home farm of an estate (in this case, Auchterhouse)
Location: outlier, west central
Neighbours: Bowhouse Hill (W)
Summit: rough grazing; the summit is grassed-over prehistoric cairn, surmounted by a triangulation pillar and a conical modern cairn built from the cemented spoil of a nineteenth-century archaeological excavation
Notes: above West Mains farm (East Mains farm lies closer to Auchterhouse); wind turbine on south side

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Cairn of West Mains Hill
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Summit cairn of West Mains Hill, looking towards Auchterhouse Hill (with trees) and Craigowl (with masts)
Trig point of West Mains Hill
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Looking west from the summit of West Mains Hill towards Bowhouse Hill (low grassy mound in middle distance)
West Mains Hill from the south
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West Mains Hill from the south

Whinny Knowe (NO 273355)

English whinny, “covered in whin bushes” + Scots knowe, “knoll”
Western slope of Balshando Hill

Whinny Knowe from the west
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Whinny Knowe from the west
Balshando Hill from Whinny Knowe
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Balshando Hill from Whinny Knowe

White Hill (NO 274338, 233m)

English, as written, probably referring to its original pale grass cover in contrast to the heather on nearby Blacklaw Hill
Location: outlier, west
Neighbours: Unnamed Point 273 (N), Blacklaw Hill (NE)
Summit: rough grass in forestry fire break, crossed by remains of old stone wall
Notes: recent forestry work has eliminated much of the original pale grassy appearance

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Summit of White Hill
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Summit of White Hill, looking towards King’s Seat (in sunlight)
White Hill from the west
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White Hill from the west

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