A borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough.
A Scottish town that has been granted a Charter by the monarch (a Royal Burgh) or by a noble ( a Burgh of Barony). The status formerly gave the town certain legal rights, such as holding town fairs and to have a town council.
Burgh (pronounced: ) represents an corporate entity, usually a town, and has been in use in Scotland since the 12th century. Recognition of burgh status has now, however, little more than ceremonial value.