NS4477 : Doughnot Hill
is shown as "Douennet Hil" on the Pont/Blaeu map (which was based on surveys in the 1580s-90s). The "Dough-" of the modern spelling probably indicates the sound of "ch" in "loch" (the entirely accidental similarity to the much later word "doughnut" is misleading).
Likewise, in his booklet "Off the Main Road" (1976), I.M.M.MacPhail says that "beyond the Black Linn is the oddly-named Doughnot, a name pronounced formerly as 'Deochnay'. It is 1228 feet high and worth the short ascent for the fine view it offers". The "Black Linn" mentioned there is a waterfall: NS4477 : The Black Linn (detail)
. It gave its name to a reservoir built nearby: NS4477 : The Black Linn Reservoir
In the background of the present photograph, the areas of water are all part of Loch Lomond; the hills on the far side of the loch are more prominent in this view. The point from which this photograph was taken gives a fine view directly up the length of Glen Finlas (centred on NS3388
), just left of centre. Above the right-hand edge of the top of the trig point is the entrance of Glen Luss, viewed obliquely.
For other views of this summit area, see NS4477 : Doughnot Hill
, NS4477 : Doughnot Hill trig point S5142
, and NS4477 : Trig point on Doughnot Hill
. For views of the hill from a distance, see, among others, NS4477 : Doughnot Hill
, NS4377 : Weather station
, NS4477 : Doughnot Hill and Black Linn Reservoir
, and NS4377 : View along top of escarpment
Although its name is not now shown on maps, the little burn that arises on the eastern side of the hill, and which winds around the hill's northern side before meeting the Overtoun Burn, is called the Doughnot Burn (according to the OS Object Name Books).