The History of Leith

January 28, 2011

The Burgh

A Burgh (pronounced /?b?r?/) was an autonomous corporate entity in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town. This type of administrative division existed from the 12th century, when David I created the first royal burghs. Burgh status was broadly analogous to borough status, found in the rest of the United Kingdom. Following local government reorganisation in 1975 the title of “burgh” remains in use in many towns, but now has little more than ceremonial value. for more click here

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