The Burrymen War Brendan Gisby

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The Burrymen War  by  Brendan Gisby

The Burrymen War by Brendan Gisby
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No-one knows for sure when or why the Burryman ceremony in South Queensferry began, although many say it celebrates the granting to the town of Royal Burgh status by James VI in 1588.Whatever its origins, the ceremony was held every year for hundredsMoreNo-one knows for sure when or why the Burryman ceremony in South Queensferry began, although many say it celebrates the granting to the town of Royal Burgh status by James VI in 1588.Whatever its origins, the ceremony was held every year for hundreds of years until it was suspended by the authorities after the gruesome and mysterious death of a participant in the 1990 ceremony.This is the story of the events surrounding that death.

It is a story exposing the violence, bigotry and sectarianism that fester in the underbelly of small-town Scotland.



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