Monday, November 06, 2006

The Boys of Very Old Bo'ness


Here's a map of a very old Bo'ness I found. Unfortunately, the orientation is upside-down, so North is at the bottom of the page. Kinneil House is at the right, for example.

9 comments:

Carrier MSc said...

The writing looks suspiciously like Futin Det's - is this fi an auld Runequest scenario u hud lyin ur drawer?

Nevets said...

Nut - it's from the National Library of Scotland website, from 1600s, or something. But it doesn't exactly look like the best piece of cartography I've ever seen. They can't even spell Borrowstounness.

Carrier MSc said...

Ah see "G pans" gits a mention tho- - jist under the poorly spelt "Borrowtones"

futin det said...

Map my arse. Sum bairns jist scribbled that oan the back i a shoppin list.

WeeGC said...

Four steps ti the left and six forward and we find the treasure. Is it no oot i treasure island?

Nevets said...

Sorry to disappoint you Carrier, but that's "& Pans", i.e. the salt pans where Grangepans gets its name.

Carrier MSc said...

Nivir!
Fake!

Nevets said...

Actually, I just wanted to try and see if I could post something with a picture and couldn't think of anything else to show.

Carrier MSc said...

U huv certainly stimulated a lot of mass debate aroond this subject. Poast up sum mair!