The History of Leith

April 12, 2006

Trade

Once a town was granted a royal charter it gave a great boost to the trade because it had many privileges since only merchants of the royal burgh were permitted to trade with other countries. Therefore, most burghs prospered and grew in size through time. Those at bridging points became the centre of trade for large areas and in rural communities, even today, they are the main centres of population. Some examples being Jedburgh and Peebles in the Borders. for more click here

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