Status details for Burgh of Regality

Status:Burgh of Regality
Number of units in system: 70
Geographical Level: 9 (Middle-level District)
ADL Feature Type:countries, 3rd order divisions
Is a status within:Scottish Burgh/District

Full Description:

These were burghs granted by the crown to a secular or ecclesiastical landowner. A burgh of regality was granted to a lord of regality, i.e. one of the leading Scottish nobles who held very large estates and had wide powers in criminal and civil law. ((c) The Scottish Archives Network Ltd. All rights reserved 2000)