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Annan The History Town

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Ancient Annan

Annan is an Ancient Royal Burgh of considerable antiquity.

Roman remains exist in the neighbourhood, and Annan Castle formed the original home of the ‘de Brus’ family, a descendant of whom was Robert the Bruce. During the period of the Border lawlessness the inhabitants suffered repeatedly at the hands of moss-troopers, through the feuds of rival families and losses caused by the English and Scots wars.