Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Kirkliston

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Kirkliston village located ten miles from Edinburgh in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the old road between Edinburgh and Linlithgow. In the 13th century the name was recorded as Temple Liston, referring to the Knights Templar, who possessed the Barony of Liston at the heart of the parish. Kirkliston was the location of the first recorded parliament in Scottish history; the Estates of Scotland met there in 1235, during the reign of King Alexander II. In June 1298 Edward Longshanks made camp at the town on his way to fight Sir William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk. The oldest surviving building in Kirkliston is the kirk for which the town is named. Locally Kirkliston is often known as Cheesetown, a name first recorded in print in 1902. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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