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erection of the burgh. These rights the community have continued ever since that period to enjoy, they were in no degree affected by the act, by which the British parliament, in 1748, abolished the heritable jurisdictions in Scotland." (Old Stat Act. [Statistical Account])
"Kirkintilloch, the capital of the parish just described, and a burgh of barony stands on Luggie Water, immediately above its confluence with the Kelvin, 3 miles south-east of Campsie, 5 miles south west of Kilsyth, 7 miles north of Glasgow, and 49 miles west of Edinburgh. A small weekly market is held on Saturday, and annual fairs chiefly for cattle, are held on the second Tuesday of May, the last Thursday of July, and the 21st. October." (Fullarton's Gazetteer)
"There are three fairs held annually in the burgh, chiefly for the sale of cattle, namely, on 2nd. Tuesday of May, the last Thursday of July, and the 21st. October. The market day is on Saturday, but is not much observed. The lintseed Saturdays were formerly great marts for the sale of the commodity, from whence they derived their names, but flax is not now so much cultivated as formerly, and these markets have accordingly declined with the cause which produced them." (New Stat Act. [Statistical Account])

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