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A burgh (pronounced burruh) is the Scots' term for a town or a municipality. It is correspondent with the Scandinavian 'Borg', the English- 'Borough', and the German 'Burg'

Burghs were highly autonomous units of local government in Scotland from at least the 12th century until their abolition in 1975 when a new regional structure of local government was introduced across the country. Usually based upon a town, they had a municipal corporation and certain rights, such as self-government and representation in the sovereign Parliament of Scotland adjourned in 1707.

Historically, the most important burghs were royal burghs, followed by burghs of regality and burghs of barony. Some newer settlements were only designated as police burghs, a classification which also applies to most of the older burghs.

The word 'burgh' is generally not used as a synonym for 'town' or 'city' in everyday speech, but is reserved mostly for government and administrative purposes. Legally speaking, burghs in Scotlandmarker were abolished in 1975, and the term has since fallen into disuse.

List of burghs 1893 - 1975

The following list includes all effective burghs from the coming into force of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892, in 1893 "Ineffective" burghs, which had not used legislation to adopt a "police system", take on local government duties and reform their town councils, were abolished on this date.

Burghs are listed below under the name of the county to which they belonged. The county boundaries used are those effective for local government purposes from circa 1890 until 1975. During this period four burghs were also counties, or counties of cities

Counties of cities

These four burghs were redesignated as Counties of Cities in 1930

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Aberdeenmarker royal burgh

(County of a City from 1899

- previously part of Aberdeenshiremarker)
1862 Royal burgh from 1124 One of the Aberdeen Burghs 1708 to 1832

Aberdeen burgh constituency 1832 to 1885
Dundeemarker royal burgh

(County of a City from 1894

- previously in Forfarshiremarker)
1837 Royal burgh from 1191 - 1195 One of the Perth Burghs 1708 to 1832

Dundee burgh constituency 1832 to 1950
Edinburghmarker royal burgh

(County of a City from 13th century)
1805 (by Private Act) Royal burgh from 1124 - 1127 Edinburgh burgh counstituency 1708 to 1885
Glasgowmarker royal burgh

(County of a City from 1893

- previously in Lanarkshire)
1800 (by Private Act) Royal burgh 1611 One of the Clyde Burghs 1708 to 1832

Glasgow burgh constituency 1832 to 1885
 Royal Burgh of Aberdeen absorbed Aberdeenshire burghs of Old Aberdeenmarker burgh (burgh of barony 1489, police burgh 1860), Woodsidemarker (police burgh 1860) in 1891.


 Royal Burgh of Glasgow absorbed the following Renfrewshire burghs in the years shown:


Aberdeenshiremarker

Note: The royal burgh of Aberdeenmarker was part of this county until 1900.
Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Inveruriemarker royal burgh 1867 Royal burgh 1558 One of the Elgin Burghs 1708 to 1918
Kintoremarker royal burgh 1873 Royal burgh 1506-7 One of the Elgin Burghs 1708 to 1918
Ballatermarker burgh 1891 None None
Ellonmarker burgh 1893 Burgh of barony 1707 None
Fraserburghmarker burgh 1840 Burgh of barony 1546

Burgh of regality 1601
None
Huntlymarker burgh 1834 Burgh of barony 1488

Burgh of regality 1684
None
Old Meldrummarker 1893 Burgh of barony 1671 None
Peterheadmarker burgh 1860 Burgh of barony 1587

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Elgin Burghs 1832 to 1918
Rattraymarker N/A Royal burgh 1563 None
Roseheartymarker 1892 Burgh of barony 1681 None
Turriffmarker burgh 1858 Burgh of barony 1512 None


Angusmarker (also known as Forfarshire)

Note: The royal burgh of Dundeemarker was part of this county until 1894.

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Arbroathmarker royal burgh 1836 Royal burgh 1599 [or perhaps 1555, when Johne Lyne was a commissioner for "Abirbrothok" at a convention of the royal burghs of Scotland. One of the Aberdeen Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Montrose Burghs 1832 to 1950
Brechinmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh status ratified 1641 One of the Aberdeen Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Montrose Burghs 1832 to 1950
Forfarmarker royal burgh 1857 Created royal burgh c 1123 - 62 One of the Perth Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Montrose Burghs 1832 to 1950
Montrosemarker royal burgh 1833 Created royal burgh by c 1124 - 53 One of the Aberdeen Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Montrose Burghs 1832 to 1950
Broughty Ferrymarker burgh 1864 - 1913 ‡ None None
Carnoustiemarker burgh 1889 None None
Kirriemuirmarker burgh 1834 Burgh of barony 1459

Burgh of regality 1670
None
Monifiethmarker burgh 1895 None None


‡ Absorbed by Dundeemarker royal burgh 1913

Argyllmarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Campbeltownmarker royal burgh 1846 Royal burgh 1700

Previously burgh of barony 1667
One of the Ayr Burghs 1708 to 1832
Inveraraymarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh 1648

Previously burgh of barony 1474
One of the Ayr Burghs 1708 to 1832
Dunoonmarker burgh 1868 Burgh of barony 1835 None
Lochgilpheadmarker burgh 1858 None None
Obanmarker burgh 1862 Burgh of barony 1820

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Ayr Burghs 1832 to 1918
Tobermorymarker burgh 1875 None None


Ayrshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Ayrmarker royal burgh 1850 Created royal burgh c. 1203-6 One of the Ayr Burghs 1708 to 1950
Irvinemarker royal burgh 1875 Royal burgh 1372 One of the Ayr Burghs 1708 to 1950
Ardrossanmarker burgh 1865 Burgh of barony 1846 One of the Ayr Burghs 1918 to 1950
Cumnockmarker

and Holmhead burgh
1866 Cumnock created burgh of barony 1680 None
Darvelmarker burgh 1873 None None
Galstonmarker burgh 1864 None None
Girvanmarker burgh 1889 Burgh of barony 1668 None
Kilmarnockmarker burgh 1847 Burgh of barony 1592

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Kilmarnock Burghs 1832 to 1918
Kilwinningmarker burgh 1889 None None
Largsmarker burgh 1876 Burgh of barony 1595

(as Newton of Gogo, re-erected as Largs 1629)
None
Maybolemarker burgh 1857 Burgh of barony 1516 None
Newmilnsmarker

and Greenholmmarker burgh
1872 See Newmilns None
Newmilnsmarker burgh 1844 - 1872 Burgh of barony 1491

Burgh of regality 1707
None
Prestwickmarker burgh 1903 Ancient burgh of barony dating from 10th century

Confirmed 1600
One of the Ayr Burghs 1918 to 1950
Saltcoatsmarker burgh 1885 Burgh of barony 1529

Confirmed 1586
One of the Ayr Burghs 1918 to 1950
Stevenstonmarker burgh 1952 None None
Stewartonmarker burgh 1868 None None
Troonmarker burgh 1896 None One of the Ayr Burghs 1918 to 1950


Banffshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Banff royal burgh 1840 Created royal burgh c. 1203-6 One of the Elgin Burghs 1708 to 1918
Cullenmarker royal burgh 1870 Royal burgh 1372 One of the Elgin Burghs 1708 to 1918
Aberchirdermarker burgh 1889 None None
Aberlourmarker burgh 1894 Burgh of barony 1814 None
Buckiemarker burgh 1888 None None
Dufftownmarker burgh 1863 None None
Findochtymarker burgh 1915 None None
Keithmarker burgh 1889 None None
Macduff burgh 1853 Burgh of barony 1528 None
Portknockiemarker burgh 1912 None None
Portsoymarker burgh 1889 Burgh of barony 1550 None


Berwickshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Laudermarker royal burgh 1875 Confirmed 1502 One of the Haddington Burghs 1708 to 1885
Coldstreammarker burgh 1833 Burgh of barony 1621 None
Dunsmarker burgh 1842 Burgh of barony 1490 Noen
Eyemouthmarker burgh 1866 Burgh of barony 1598 None


Buteshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Rothesaymarker royal burgh 1846 Royal burgh 1401 One of the Ayr Burghs 1708 to 1832
Millportmarker burgh 1864 None None


Caithnessmarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Wickmarker royal burgh 1862 Royal burgh 1589 One of the Tain Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918
Thursomarker burgh 1841 Burgh of barony 1633 None


Clackmannanshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Alloamarker burgh 1854 Burgh of regality 1497,

rerected 1620
None
Alva burgh 1876 None None
Dollarmarker burgh 1891 Burgh of regality 1702 None
Tillicoultrymarker burgh 1871 Burgh of barony 1634 None


Dumfriesshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Annanmarker royal burgh 1858 Royal burgh by 1532 One of the Dumfries Burghs 1708 to 1918
Dumfriesmarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh c 1186

Absorbed Maxwelltown burgh (Kirkcudbrightshire) in 1930
One of the Dumfries Burghs 1708 to 1918
Lochmabenmarker royal burgh 1858 Confirmed 1612

Recognised as royal burgh by 1447
One of the Dumfries Burghs 1708 to 1918
Sanquharmarker royal burgh 1890 Royal burgh 1598

Originally burgh of barony 1484
One of the Dumfries Burghs 1708 to 1918
Langholmmarker burgh 1845 Burgh of barony 1621

Burgh of regality 1687
None
Lockerbiemarker burgh 1863 None None
Moffatmarker burgh 1864 Burgh of regality 1648

Confirmed 1662
None


Dunbartonshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Dumbartonmarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh by 1532 One of the Clyde Burghs 1708 to 1832,

of the Kilmarnock Burghs 1832 to 1918

and of the Dumbarton Burghs 1918 to 1950
Bearsdenmarker burgh 1958 None None
Clydebankmarker burgh 1886 None One of the Dumbarton Burghs 1918 to 1950
Cove and Kilcregganmarker burgh 1865 None None
Cumbernauldmarker burgh 1968 Burgh of barony 1649 - 1893 None
Helensburghmarker burgh 1846 Burgh of barony 1802 None
Kirkintillochmarker burgh 1836 Burgh of barony 1526 None
Milngaviemarker burgh 1875 Burgh of regality 1648

Confirmed 1662
None


East Lothianmarker (also known as Haddingtonshire)

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Dunbarmarker royal burgh 1863 'Free' burgh 1370 One of the Haddington Burghs 1708 to 1885
Haddingtonmarker royal burgh 1858 Created royal burgh c 1124 - 53 One of the Haddington Burghs 1708 to 1885
North Berwickmarker royal burgh 1860 Royal burgh by 1425 One of the Haddington Burghs 1708 to 1885
Cockenzie and Port Setonmarker burgh 1885 Burgh of barony (as Cockenzie) 1591

Burgh of regality (as Winton) 1686
None
East Lintonmarker burgh 1863 None None
Prestonpansmarker burgh 1862 Burgh of barony 1552 None
Tranentmarker burgh 1860 Burgh of barony 1542 None


Edinburghshire: see Midlothian

Elginshire: see Morayshire

Fifemarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Anstruther Eastermarker royal burgh 1841 † Royal burgh 1583, previously burgh of barony 1572 One of the Anstruther Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the St Andrews Burghs 1832 to 1918
Anstruther Westermarker royal burgh 1893? † Royal burgh 1587, previously burgh of barony 1541 One of the Anstruther Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the St Andrews Burghs 1832 to 1918
Auchtermuchtymarker royal burgh 1874 Royal burgh 1517 None
Burntislandmarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh 1541 One of the Dysart Burghs 1708 to 1832

an of the Kirkcaldy Burghs 1832 to 1950
Crailmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh since 1198, chartered 1314 - 29 One of the Anstruther Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the St Andrews Burghs 1832 to 1918
Culrossmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh 1592

Previously burgh of barony 1490
One of the Stirling Burghs 1708 to 1918
Cuparmarker royal burgh 1834 Royal burgh by 1327 One of the Perth Burghs 1708 to 1832
Dunfermlinemarker royal burgh 1811 - by private act Royal burgh status restored 1594 One of the Stirling Burghs 1708 to 1918

and of the Dunfermline Burghs 1918 to 1950
Dysartmarker royal burgh 1834 - 1930 ‡ Royal burgh 1587

Previously burgh of barony 1510
One of the Dysart Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Kirkcaldy Burghs 1832 to 1950
Earlsferrymarker royal burgh 1893? † Royal burgh status confirmed 1589 None
Eliemarker and Earlsferrymarker royal burgh 1929 † Created 1930 from two burghs None
Falklandmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh 1458 None
Inverkeithingmarker royal burgh 1892 Royal burgh 13th century One of the Stirling Burghs 1708 to 1918

and of the Dunfermline Burghs 1918 to 1950
Kilrennymarker royal burgh 1848 † Royal burgh 1592, previously burgh of regality 1578 One of the Anstruther Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the St Andrews Burghs 1832 to 1918
Kilrennymarker, Anstruther Eastermarker and Anstruther Westermarker royal burgh 1929 Created 1929 from three royal burghs None
Kincardinemarker burgh Not adopted. Burgh abolished 1893 Burgh of barony 1663 None
Kinghornmarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh 12th century One of the Dysart Burghs 1708 to 1832 and of the Kirkcaldy Burghs 1832 to 1950
Kirkcaldymarker royal burgh 1811 (by private act) Royal burgh 1644

Previously ecclesiastical burgh

Absorbed Dysart royal burgh 1930
One of the Dysart Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Kirkcaldy Burghs 1832 to 1950
Newburghmarker royal burgh 1850s Royal burgh 1631, previously burgh of regality 1600 None
Pittenweemmarker royal burgh 1842 Royal burgh 1541, burgh of barony 1526 One of the Anstruther Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the St Andrews Burghs 1832 to 1918
St. Andrewsmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh 1620

Previously burgh of regality 1614

and ecclesiastical burgh (12th century)
One of the Perth Burghs 1708 to 1832
Buckhavenmarker and Methilmarker burgh 1891 Buckhaven burgh of barony 1662, did not endure One of the Kirkcaldy Burghs 1918 to 1950
Cowdenbeathmarker burgh 1890 None One of the Dunfermline Burghs 1918 to 1950
Eliemarker burgh 1865 † Burgh of barony 1599 None
Ladybankmarker burgh 1877 None None
Lesliemarker burgh 1865 Burgh of barony (as Leslie Green) 1458 None
Levenmarker burgh 1867 Burgh of barony 1609 None
Lochgellymarker burgh 1876 None One of the Dunfermline Burghs 1918 to 1950
Markinchmarker burgh 1891 Burgh of barony 1673 None
Newport-on-Taymarker burgh 1887 None None
St. Monancemarker burgh 1933 Burgh of barony 1596 None
Tayportmarker burgh 1887 Burgh of barony 1599

Burgh of regality 1725
None


† Burghs merged 1930

‡ Dysart absorbed by Kircaldy royal burgh 1930

Forfarshire: see Angus

Haddingtonshire: see East Lothian

Inverness-shire

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Invernessmarker royal burgh 1862 Created royal burgh c 1130 - 53 One of the Inverness Burghs 1708 to 1918
Fort Williammarker burgh 1875 Burgh of barony as Gordonsburgh 1618 None
Kingussiemarker burgh 1867 Burgh of barony 1464 None


Kincardineshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Inverberviemarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh by 1341 One of the Aberdeen Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Montrose Burghs 1832 to 1950
Banchorymarker burgh 1885 May have been a burgh of barony 1805 None
Laurencekirkmarker burgh 1889 Burgh of barony 1779 None
Stonehavenmarker burgh 1889 Burgh of barony 1587 None


Kinross-shiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Kinrossmarker burgh 1864 Burgh of barony 1541

Burgh of regality 1685
None


Kirkcudbrightshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Kirkcudbrightmarker royal burgh 1893? Royal burgh 1445 One of the Dumfries Burghs 1708 to 1918
New Gallowaymarker royal burgh 1892 Royal burgh 1630 One of the Wigtown Burghs 1708 to 1918
Castle Douglasmarker burgh 1862 Burgh of barony 1791 None
Maxwelltownmarker 1833-1931 † Burgh of barony 1810 None
Dalbeattiemarker burgh 1858 None None
Gatehouse-of-Fleetmarker 1852 Burgh of barony 1795 None
† Maxwelltown burgh was absorbed by Dumfries royal burgh 1931.

Lanarkshiremarker

Note: The royal burgh of Glasgowmarker was part of the county until 1893.
Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Lanarkmarker royal burgh 1855 Created royal burgh 1153 - 59 One of the Linlithgow Burghsmarker 1708 to 1832

and of the Falkirk Burghs 1832 to 1918
Rutherglenmarker royal burgh 1863 Created royal burgh 1124 -53 One of the Clyde Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Kilmarnock Burghs 1832 to 1918
Airdriemarker burgh 1849 Burgh of barony 1821

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Falkirk Burghs 1832 to 1918
Biggarmarker burgh 1863 Burgh of barony 1451 None
Bishopbriggsmarker burgh 1964 None None
Coatbridgemarker burgh 1885 Created burgh by private act 1885 None
East Kilbridemarker burgh 1963 None None
Hamiltonmarker burgh 1857 Burgh of regality 1669 One of the Falkirk Burghs 1832 to 1918
Hillheadmarker burgh 1869 - 1891 Absorbed by Glasgow royal burgh 1891 None
Kinning Parkmarker burgh 1871 - 1905 Absorbed by Glasgow royal burgh 1905 None
Maryhillmarker burgh 1856 - 1891 Absorbed by Glasgow royal burgh 1891 None
Motherwellmarker and Wishawmarker burgh 1920 Formed 1920 from two burghs None
Motherwellmarker burgh 1865 † None None
Partickmarker burgh 1852 - 1912 Absorbed by Glasgow royal burgh 1912 None
Wishawmarker burgh 1855 † None None
† Burghs merged 1920

Linlithgowshire: see West Lothian

Midlothianmarker (also known as Edinburghshire)

Note: The royal burgh of Edinburghmarker and its liberties formed a separate county of itself from the thirteenth century.
Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Bonnyriggmarker and Lasswademarker burgh 1930 Formed 1930 from two burghs None
Bonnyriggmarker burgh 1865 † None None
Dalkeithmarker burgh 1878 Burgh of barony 1401

Burgh of regality 1540
None
Lasswademarker burgh 1881 † None None
Leithmarker burgh 1862 - 1920 ‡ Burgh of barony 1636

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Leith Burghs 1832 to 1918
Loanheadmarker burgh 1884 Burgh of barony 1669 None
Musselburghmarker burgh 1849 Burgh of regality 1562

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Leith Burghs 1832 to 1918
Penicuikmarker burgh 1866 None None
Portobellomarker burgh 1850 - 1896 ‡ Parliamentary burgh 1832 One of the Leith Burghs 1832 to 1918


† Burghs merged 1920

‡ Burghs absorbed by Edinburghmarker royal burgh in years shown (Portobello continued, however, as a separate parliamentary burgh until 1918)

Morayshiremarker (also known as Elginshire)

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Elginmarker royal burgh 1833 Royal burgh status confirmed 1457 One of the Elgin Burghs 1708 to 1918
Forresmarker royal burgh 1836 Re-erected as royal burgh 1496 One of the Inverness Burghs 1708 to 1918
Burgheadmarker burgh 1900 None None
Grantown-on-Speymarker burgh 1898 Burgh of regality 1694 None
Lossiemouthmarker and Branderburghmarker burgh 1890 None None
Rothesmarker burgh 1884 None None


Nairnshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Nairnmarker royal burgh 1841 Royal burgh status regained 1476 One of the Inverness Burghs 1708 to 1918


Orkneymarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Kirkwallmarker royal burgh 1838 Royal burgh 1486 One of the Tain Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918
Stromnessmarker burgh 1856 Burgh of barony 1817 None


Peeblesshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Peeblesmarker royal burgh 1864 Royal burgh c. 1153 One of the Linlithgow Burghsmarker 1707 to 1832
Innerleithenmarker burgh 1868 None None


Perthshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Auchterardermarker royal burgh 1894 Reinstated as royal burgh 1951 None
Perthmarker royal burgh 1865 Royal burgh c. 1124 - 1127 One of the Perth Burghs 1708 to 1832

Perth burgh constituency 1832 to 1950
Aberfeldymarker burgh 1887 None None
Abernethymarker burgh 1877 Burgh of barony 1459 None
Alythmarker burgh 1834 Burgh of barony 1488 None
Blairgowrie and Rattraymarker burgh 1930 Formed 1930 from two burghs None
Blairgowriemarker burgh 1833 † Burgh of barony 1634 None
Callandermarker burgh 1866 None None
Coupar Angusmarker burgh 1852 Burgh of barony 1607 None
Crieffmarker burgh 1864 None None
Dounemarker burgh 1890 None None
Dunblanemarker burgh 1870 Burgh of regality 1442 None
Pitlochrymarker burgh 1947 None None
Rattraymarker burgh 1877 † None None


† Burghs merged 1930

Renfrewshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Renfrewmarker royal burgh 1855 Royal burgh status 1397 One of the Clyde Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Kilmarnock Burghs 1832 to 1918
Barrheadmarker burgh 1894 None None
Gourockmarker burgh 1858 Burgh of barony 1694 None
Govanmarker burgh 1864 - 1912 † Burgh of barony 1607 None
Greenockmarker burgh 1840 Burgh of barony 1635

Parliamentary burgh 1832

Incorporates Burgh of Barony of Crawfurdsdyke
None
Johnstonemarker burgh 1857 None None
Paisleymarker burgh 1806 (Private Act) Burgh of barony 1488

Burgh of regality 1587
None
Pollokshawsmarker burgh 1858 - 1912 † Burgh of barony 1813 None
Port Glasgowmarker burgh 1800 (Private Act) Burgh of barony 1668 One of the Kilmarnock Burghs 1832 to 1918
† Burghs absorbed by Glasgowmarker royal burgh on dates shown

Ross and Cromartymarker (Ross-shiremarker and Cromartyshiremarker)

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Dingwallmarker royal burgh 1834 Royal burgh 1498 One of the Tain Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918
Fortrosemarker royal burgh 1867 Union of Rosemarkiemarker and Fortrosemarker royal burghs 1661 One of the Inverness Burghs 1708 to 1918
Tainmarker royal burgh 1854 Royal burgh 1439 One of the Tain Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918
Cromartymarker burgh 1848 Burgh of barony 1685

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918
Invergordonmarker burgh 1864 Burgh of barony 1694 None
Stornowaymarker burgh 1863 Burgh of barony 1607 None


Roxburghshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Jedburghmarker royal burgh 1847 Royal burgh status restored by 1424 One of the Haddington Burghs 1708 to 1885
Hawickmarker burgh 1845 Burgh of barony 1511, burgh of regality 1669 One of the Hawick Burghs 1868 to 1918
Kelsomarker burgh 1838 Burgh of barony 1614 None
Melrosemarker burgh 1895 Burgh of barony 1605

Burgh of regality 1620
None


Selkirkshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Selkirkmarker royal burgh 1863 Royal burgh by 1328 One of the Linlithgow Burghsmarker 1708 to 1832

and of the Hawick Burghs 1868 to 1918
Galashielsmarker burgh 1850 Burgh of barony 1599 One of the Hawick Burghs 1868 to 1918


Stirlingshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Stirlingmarker royal burgh 1857 Created royal burgh c 1124 - 1127 One of the Stirling Burghs 1707 to 1918

and of the Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 1918 to 1950
Bridge of Allanmarker burgh 1870 None None
Dennymarker and Dunipacemarker burgh 1877 None None
Falkirkmarker burgh 1859 Burgh of barony 1600

Burgh of regality 1646

Parliamentary burgh 1832
One of the Falkirk Burghs 1832 to 1918

and of the Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 1918 to 1950
Grangemouthmarker burgh 1872 None One of the Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 1918 to 1950
Kilsythmarker burgh 1878 Burgh of barony 1620 None


Sutherlandmarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Dornochmarker royal burgh 1891 Royal burgh 1628 One of the Tain Burghs 1708 to 1832

and of the Wick Burghs 1832 to 1918


West Lothianmarker (also known as Linlithgowshire)

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Linlithgowmarker royal burgh 1866 Royal burgh from c. 1138 One of the Linlithgow Burghsmarker 1708 to 1832

and of the Falkirk Burghs 1832 to 1918
Queensferrymarker royal burgh 1882 Royal burgh 1636 One of the Stirling Burghs 1708 to 1918
Armadalemarker burgh 1864 None None
Bathgatemarker burgh 1865 Burgh of barony 1663 None
Bo'nessmarker burgh 1883 Burgh of regality 1668 None
Whitburnmarker burgh 1861 None None


Wigtownshiremarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Stranraermarker royal burgh 1848 Royal burgh 1617 One of the Wigtown Burghs 1708 to 1885
Whithornmarker royal burgh 1873 Royal burgh 1511 One of the Wigtown Burghs 1708 to 1885
Wigtownmarker royal burgh 1893 ? Royal burgh 1469 One of the Wigtown Burghs 1708 to 1885
Newton Stewartmarker burgh 1861 Burgh of barony 1677 None


Zetlandmarker

Burgh Date of adoption

of police system
Earlier burghal history Post Union

parliamentary burgh status
Lerwickmarker burgh 1833 Burgh of barony 1818 None


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