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(in Scotland) a burgh holding a charter from the Crown.
- ‘Hampden Park, the national football stadium, lies immediately to the west and the old royal burgh of Rutherglen to the east.’
- ‘The ancestral home town of the dukes of Argyll, the royal burgh has long been a difficult destination for those not of the Campbell persuasion.’
- ‘The old royal burgh has a modern face as well, with an internationally respected university on its fringes, while breathtakingly beautiful lochs and green hills provide a stunning backdrop.’
- ‘Winchester and Battle seem to have had substantial French elements in their populations; Flemish immigrants can be traced in Berwick and other royal burghs of twelfth-century Scotland.’
- ‘Made a royal burgh in 1264, it used to be a minor player in the old Hanseatic League, shipping in flax and hemp from St Petersburg and Riga for its textile mills, and trading with everybody from Sweden down to Portugal.’
- ‘Read any history of Berwick, and you find that it was once Scotland's richest and most powerful town, a royal burgh.’
- ‘Between these two great historical towns lies a string of royal burghs, each with a distinctive charm, among the most celebrated of which is Falkland.’
- ‘The royal burgh of North Berwick has been served by a rail link to Edinburgh since 1850, which helped the town prosper.’
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