New Stirling Marches Website

A new Website and Facebook page has been launched dedicated to Walking the Stirling Marches.

http://www.stirlingwalkingthemarches.org

https://www.facebook.com/Stirling-Walking-the-Marches-326492067789391/

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About Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling

The power to grant incorporated status to trades rested with the magistrates of royal burghs. An incorporated trade was granted the right to monopolise and control their trade within the burgh. Trade Incorporations were usually constituted by a seal of cause granted by the magistrates but some were constituted by use and consuetude. A strict monopoly was enforced within the burgh and non-members of an incorporation were not allowed to trade within the bounds of the town.
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