Another amusing article we discovered about the River Forth was a report from the Kirk Session meeting on 3rd Jabuary 1694.
It stated that two church elders came across a group of 40 – 50 people poaching on the river. If this was not bad enough in itself, they had the nerve to do it on the Sabbath. The reaction from the crowd was to continue fishing and they threatened to throw the elders into the river.
The civil authorities refused to interfere so the only action the elders had left was to excommunicate the evil doers which they duly did.