Old Photograph Mill Arbirlot Scotland

Old photograph of the Mill in Arbirlot located West of Arbroath, Scotland. In the 18th and 19th centuries Arbirlot was principally occupied by handloom weavers and farmers. It once had a meal mill, a slaughterhouse, two schools, a post office, a savings bank, an inn, a parish library as well as a number of shops. The parish is believed to be the original home of Clan Elliot, which was transplanted to the Scottish Borders to defend the newly crowned Robert the Bruce's Scotland from English invaders through an intricate network of peel towers. The Elliots joined the clans of Armstrong, Scott, Douglas, Kerr, Nixon, Hepburn and Maxwell in this effort. The Border Reivers and other titles such a Outlaws of the Marshes are most informative about the Elliots and their exploits after leaving the Arbirlot parish.

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