West Lothian Scotland
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The cemetery is next to the hospital and is situated between Dean Road (A993) and Deanfield Road.
Bo'ness (Borrowstounness or Borrowstownness) is a parish and seaport town which until 1975 was in the former county of West Lothian, Scotland, It is 3 miles to the north of the town of Linlithgow on the south coast of the Firth of Forth, and at the mouth of the river Avon. It is now part of the Falkirk Council area. It contains the villages of Borrowstown, Kinneil, Chapeltown, and Newtown. It is one of the oldest seaports in Scotland. There was a large distillery, many coal mines, salt works, limestone works, a pottery, a foundry, ship-building yards, and a rope works. The Roman wall of Antoninus crossed this parish, and remains of it still exist at Graham's Dyke. Coal working began as early as the 12th century and salt was produced around the same period at Grangepans. An iron foundry was established in 1759 and the Bo'ness Iron Foundry opened in 1836. Cast iron manhole covers and drain grids were exported all over the world and can still be seen today. A notable resident was Captain Harcus Strachan born at Bo'Ness and a freemason there, who emigrated to Canada and won the VC at Cambrai in 1917 whilst serving with the Fort Garry Horse, Canadian Expeditionary Force. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)