Lockerbie is a town within the Dumfries and Galloway region in the south western part of Scotland. The town is situated approximately 75 miles (121 km) from Glasgow, and 20 miles (32 km) from the English border.
Lockerbie Through The Years
It is believed that Lockerbie has been in existence since at least the period of around 900 AD when there was significant Viking influence in the region, due to the fact that the town’s name derives from an Old Norse word meaning ‘Lockard’s Farm’. There is some evidence that human habitation of the area stretches back further, especially since the discovery of the remains of a Roman camp approximately a mile to the west of the town.
The first written reference to the town of Lockerbie to be discovered dates back to 1190 when a charter of Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale recorded that he was granting the lands of the area to one Adam de Carlyle. It was more than five hundred years after this however, that the town entered into its first phase of significant growth when from 1730 onwards the landowners, the Johnstone family, made plots of land available along the line of the High Street. This led to the building of numerous dwellings along this street and can be said to demonstrate an early example of a planned settlement.
Lockerbie’s second phase of accelerated growth occurred during the 19th century when the town received both road and rail transport links, as well as benefitting from the wider development which was brought by the industrial revolution. It was the railway link however, which arguably had the biggest impact at this time due to the beneficial impact which it had on Lockerbie’s already thriving lamb market.
Lockerbie In The Modern Day
Today, Lockerbie is a mid-sized town which according to the 2001 census has a population of just over 4,000 residents, meaning that issues which are important to most of the UK’s urban population are equally valid in Lockerbie. These include issues like compensation and no win no fee* Lockerbie residents and it is these topics which will now be discussed.
Compensation And No Win No Fee* Lockerbie Claims
The reason why it is important to know about compensation and terms like no win no fee* Lockerbie residents, is because an unexpected accident or injury could leave you in dire need of a compensation claim. With this in mind, a useful definition of a no win no fee* Lockerbie claim is a type of claim where legal costs are met by the lawyers themselves if for whatever reason the claim is not successful. This means there is no financial risk to the client. To find out more about these types of no win no fee* Lockerbie claims, you would do well to call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.