Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of West Linton

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of West Linton in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. This is a village and civil parish in the Tweeddale area of the Scottish Borders previously the in the historic county of Peeblesshire. At the end of the eighteenth century there were between twenty and thirty looms in the village, rising to about eighty in the early nineteenth century, some weaving household goods but most weaving cotton cloth for Edinburgh and Glasgow merchants. It is estimated that in 1834 about fifty hands worked in the mines and quarries of the area. In 1834 there were five tailors in the village, four dressmakers, two butchers, five carriers, nine retailers of meal, groceries and spirits, two surgeons and four innkeepers. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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