Regarding forestallers

Item, it is statute and ordained that if any forestallers be apprehended forestalling any manner of merchandise, victuals, poultry or whatever goods within the freedom of the burgh, that the officers of the said burgh escheat the same, the one half to our sovereign lord's use and the other half to the burgh according to the act of parliament made hereupon of before, and that no other officer have power thereto within the bounds of free burgh.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, III, f.57v-58r.