NS8378 : Drove Loan

taken 8 years ago, near to High Bonnybridge, Falkirk, Great Britain

Drove Loan
Drove Loan
Old drove road to Falkirk.

"Drove roads served more than the trade in livestock. Scotland had relatively few roads of any quality and these routes were crucial for the supply of timber, crops, fish, textiles and leather. The burgh system, under the crown, jealously guarded the right to arrange fairs, and the tryst (a meeting 'on trust') was a way for traders and drovers to meet and sell their goods. Large markets included Dumbarton, Alyth, Dumfries and Brechin, but the two major annual trysts in the 17th and 18th centuries were at Crieff and Falkirk. The latter became dominant, with a full market held three times a year, and lasted throughout most of the 19th century, declining in the last third due to the rise of modern transportation."
Quoted from a review (by Linda Strachan) of the book
The Drove Roads of Scotland by A. R. B. Haldane.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 833 784 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0925N 3:52.3245W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 832 784
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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