Boar's Raik

Dunino Parish Church
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Dunino Parish Church

The Cursus Apri or Boar's Raik was the name given in the Middle Ages to the territory immediately surrounding St Andrews in the parishes of St. Andrew & St. Leonard, Cameron, Dunino, Ceres, and Kemback. It referred to the land originally granted to the church of the apostle St Andrew.

Raik is an old Scots word that was often applied to an extent of grazing for sheep or cattle but in this context may have been applied to land where wild boars were hunted.

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