Barbauchlaw Burn

(Barbauchlaw Water)

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Barbauchlaw, a coalfield in Bathgate parish, Linlithgowshire, and a rivulet of Lanark and Linlithgow shires. The coalfield lies on the right bank of the rivulet, a little SW of Armadale. The rivulet has a north -easterly course; rises and runs 3 miles in Shotts parish; goes 2¼ miles along the boundary between the two counties; proceeds 3½ miles along the boundary between Bathgate and Torphichen parishes; and unites with Ballencrieff Water to form the Luggie, which soon falls into the Avon. It is rich in trout; is ascended by salmon for spawning; and, till a recent period, was a haunt of the otter.

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