FORFAR. The shore of Forfar Loch, on the east bank of which the town stands, was the last battleground of the Picts and Scots, and the good Queen Margaret had a residence upon the Inch, or island, now reduced to a promontory. Formerly the place was celebrated for its brogues, or wooden-soled shoes. It has a much more melancholy celebrity from the number of poor creatures burnt under the charge of witchcraft in the hollow still called The Witches' Howe. No less than nine women perished thus between the years 1650 and 1662, and Forfar's celebrated " Witches' Bridle" or gag is preserved in the Town Hall. At present weaving is the principal industry, and there are nine or ten large mills. The burial-ground on the hill overlooking the town is beautifully laid out with trees and walks.
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