List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Riccarton Hills
Riccarton Hills
Riccarton Hills
Mr. P. Wilson Broomy Knowes
Mr. Ruthven Beecraigs
Mr. Smith South Mains
Forrest's Co. [County] map
005 [situation] West Side of Longmuir Plantation & in the Southern portion of the Ph [Parish] of Linlithgow

A range of Hills extending for about a mile and quarter from east to west; and about ½ a mile from north to south, bounded on the east by Longmuir Plantation, and on the west by the parish road leading from North and South Mains to Linlithgow, the surface is (with the exception of a small portion of arable land) rough pasture and furze scattered and thick, there are several old quarries, and ledges of rocks; and the different hills forming the range have separate names; on the highest hill of the range there is a Trigonometrical Station, called Broomy Knowe, these Hills are much frequented during the Hunting Season by gentlemen of the County; who are lovers of fox hunting; there being fox coverts Kept up purposely for the preservation of foxes; the property of the Earls of Selkirk and Hopetoun.

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