(In Scotland) a burgh holding a charter from the Crown.
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- Read any history of Berwick, and you find that it was once Scotland's richest and most powerful town, a royal burgh.
- Winchester and Battle seem to have had substantial French elements in their populations; Flemish immigrants can be traced in Berwick and other royal burghs of twelfth-century Scotland.
- The ancestral home town of the dukes of Argyll, the royal burgh has long been a difficult destination for those not of the Campbell persuasion.