Burghal Memorials, p.197.

[Scottish National Memorials Contents]

HE objects arranged under this head are interesting as furnishing a series of memorials of the principal ancient Royal Burghs of Scotland, and are for the most part publicly preserved in the several towns whose history and experiences they illustrate. Such memorials of bygone civic dignity and usages are not now numerous; and a vast number of objects, which would now be treasured with care, must have been either lost or destroyed. Fortunately the written records of most of the towns are copious and extend back to a remote period; and these are being gradually made available through the efforts of the Scottish Burgh Records Society and other agencies. For other illustrations of burghal history see ‘Historical and Personal Relics’ and ‘Scottish Life.’ 

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