ON PRINT - In an age more primitive in its
manners and customs than the present, it was
a custom of the Incorporated Trades of Arbroath
to assemble on Boulzie Hill, immediately after
the Michaelmas elections, to throw apples
over it, scattering them among the children.
Close to the road at the foot of Boulzie Hill
is the old house of Newgate. Newgate was described
by John Ochterlony, of Guynd, circa 1685,
as 'a very good house and pleasant place'.
Surrounded as it was at that time, and for
long afterwards, by gardens and corn-fields,
the description must have been accurate. (Notes
by George Hay, 1883)