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    Place name County Entry Source
    Anstruther Fife Anstruther-Wester to Anstruther-Easterwhere are Free, U.P., Baptist, and Evangelical Union churches, besides the parish church (1634-44; 750 sittings Groome
    Anstruther Fife Anstruther Wester, and Kilrenny), 4702; 3 banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday . It carries on tanning, shipbuilding, and fish-curing Bartholomew
    Anstruther Wester Fife Anstruther Wester , parl. and royal burgh and par., Fife -- par., 911 ac., pop. 673; parl. and royal burgh, pop. 594; the burgh Bartholomew
    Burntisland Fife westerly and a northerly direction, including several acres of the foreshore. How great already has been the effect of the improvements, may be seen in the growth of the harbour revenue from £197 in 1860 and £1622 in 1875, to £16,519 in 1879, £14,785 in 1880, and £11,000 in the first 7 months of 1881. The quantity, too, of coal exported has risen from 190,061 tons in 1876 to 230,132 in 1877,368,480 in 1878,450,636 in 1879, 460,664 in 1880, and 296,694 in the first Groome
    Carnbee Fife Anstruther-Wester, Pittenweem, and Abercrombie, SW and W by Kilconquhar. Its greatest length from E to W is 5 1 / 8 miles Groome
    Dreel Fife Anstruther-Wester, and Anstruther-Easter on the left, till it falls into the Firth of Forth at Anstruther old harbour Groome
    Edinburgh Midlothian westerly winds 11 days. Thunder-storms come almost invariably from the S, and occur mostly in the latter part of May and throughout June; but in summer, when easterly or northerly winds prevail, thunderstorms rarely occur near the city; these spend their force considerably to the W or to the N. The salubrity of the climate, or the aggregate effect of it upon health and life, will afterwards be shown in a section on the related statistics. The City Walls. —A very ancient wall ran northward from the foot of the Castle esplanade to the Nor' Loch, and another Groome
    Elie or Ely Fife Anstruther, 14 ENE of Thornton Junction, and 34 NE of Edinburgh. In bygone times a place of some importance, it retains a few antique mansions in a street near the beach, but mainly consists of modern well-built houses. It has for a long time been a place of considerable resort for summer sea-bathing, but carries on little trade, although it possesses an excellent natural harbour, much improved by quays and a pier, and affording safe and accessible shelter during gales from the W or SW. The bay is 7 furlongs wide across the entrance, and thence measures Groome
    Fife or Fifeshire Fife Anstruther-Wester (86), Crail (190), Cupar (733), Kilrenny (348), and Pittenweem (304), with a total constituency of 2634. The royal Groome
    Grangemuir Fife Anstruther-Wester parish, Fife, 1¼ mile NNW of Pittenweem. Its owner, Walter DouglasIrvine, Esq. (b. 1825; suc. 1867), holds Groome
    Grangemuir House Fife Grangemuir House , seat, Anstruther Wester par., Fife, 1¼ mile NW. of Pittenweem. Bartholomew
    Lanarkshire Lanarkshire westerly winds prevail during, on an average, 240 days in the year, and as they come from the Atlantic, with but little modification from the intervening land, they have all the mildness derived from contact with the heated waters of the Gulf Stream, and, being at the same time heavily charged with vapour, they generally, when they come in contact with the colder rising-grounds, cause heavy rains. In the middle ward rain often falls on the heights on both sides, while the trough of the Clyde escapes. Winds from the NE are next in frequency to those from Groome
    North British Railway Berwickshire
    westerly points, besides holding in the N a half share of the Dundee and Arbroath railway, the lines by the coast to Montrose and Bervie, and running powers to Aberdeen. Its southern termini are Berwick, Hexham, Carlisle, and Silloth, and the other terminal points to which it reaches are Airdrie, Wishaw, Hamilton, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Larbert, Perth, and Bervie. Besides this there are a number of branch and cross lines that fill up the scheme, such as the branches to Kelso (where the Berwick branch of the North-Eastern railway is joined), to Langholm, Jedburgh, and Selkirk; the line from Newtown Groome
    Pittenweem Fife Anstruther-Wester (landward), E by Anstruther-Wester (burghal), S by the Firth of Forth, W by the parish of St Monans Groome
    Shetland Shetland Wester Anstruther, Crail, Kilrenny, and Pittenweem in sending a member to parliament (always a Liberal since 1837), and is the returning Groome
    St Andrews Fife Scotland. The St Andrews District of Parliamentary Burghs (St Andrews, Crail, Cupar, Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Kilrenny, and Pittenweem) returns 1 member. Bartholomew
    St Andrews Fife Anstruther-Wester, Cameron, Carnbee, Crail, Dunino, Elie, Ferry Port on Craig, Forgan, Kemback, Kilconquhar, Kilrenny, Kingsbarns, Largo, Leuchars, Newhurn, Pittenweem Groome
    St Andrews Fife Wester Anstruther, Crail, Kilrenny, and Pittenweem in sending a member to parliament (always a Liberal since 1837), and is the returning Groome
    Watten Caithness Wester Watten, and of Picts' houses or weems; and NW of the church at Stonehone is a standing-stone, said to mark the burial place of Skuli, Jarl of Orkney, who, according to Torfaeus, was buried at Hofn, though Hofn is more probably rather to be identified with Huna. Backlass, 2 miles W by S of the village, was in the end of last century the dwelling-place of a noted robber, David Marshall, who seems to have been a northern Rob Roy. To the N of Loch Watten the parish is traversed for 4½ miles by the Georgemas Groome
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