Date of Decision: 1769
Abstract: After purchasing the estate of Airthrey, Captain Robert Haldane sought to close a road that crossed the property. Residents and property owners in the parishes of Callender, Kincardine, Kilmadock, Dunblane, Leckropt, and Logie objected that the road was a necessary public highway that provided the most expedient route to coalfields in the vicinity of Alloa. The case materials refer to many locations in the affected countryside, describe the history of the road, and name numerous deponents who discussed their use of the road and other matters relevant to the case.
Subjects: Highways

Published Report

Not Reported

People or Organizations Associated with Case

Named in case documents:
Thomas Duthie, Sheriff-substitute of Perthshire
Ralph Dundas, of Manour, Former owner of Airthrey
John Dundas, of Manour, Former owner of Airthrey and Deponent
David Gourlay, of Kepdarroch, Provost of Stirling and Deponent
Thomas Gillespie, Provost of Stirling
George Abercromby, of Tullibody, Justice by Nomination in Clackmannan and Deponent
Edward Mayne, of Powes, Justice by Nomination in Clackmannan
James Erskine, Lord Barjarg and Alva, Universal Justice
Robert Bruce, of Kennet, Lord Kennet, Universal Justice
Advocate for Pursuer:
Sir Ilay Campbell, Lord Succoth, 1st Baronet of Succoth
Lord Ordinary:
Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck