Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Bonnymuir

Bonnymuir, a bleak, moorish rising ground in Falkirk parish, Stirlingshire, adjacent to the S side of the Edinburgh and Glasgow railway, and 1 mile SSE of Bonnybridge. A skirmish took place here on 25 April 1820,between 30 pike-armed Radical weavers from Glasgow and a detachment of hussars and yeomanry. The affair has been called the Battle of Bonnymuir; but was of consequence only as terminating a period of intense political excitement in the W of Scotland. Nineteen of the Radical skirmishers were taken prisoners, and lodged in Stirling Castle; and, after being brought to trial, two of them were executed, the rest transported. See chap. xiv. of Nimmo's Stirlingshire (3d ed. 1880).

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a bleak, moorish rising ground"   (ADL Feature Type: "shrublands")
Administrative units: Falkirk ScoP       Stirlingshire ScoCnty

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