This website is dedicated to telling the story of the family Leijel in Sweden
Many people in Sweden are related to Leijel by four brothers, Jacob, Adam, David and Henrik who came to Sweden
from the town and Royal Burgh of Aberbrothock (Today: Arbroath. In Gaelic: Aberbrothick) in Scotland in 1638.
|Arbroath - 'The Prospect of ye Town of Aberbrothick'
Prospectus Oppidi ABERBROTHIÆ.
The Prospect of ye Town of ABERBROTHICK.
Image from Theatrum Scotiae by John Slezer, 1693
Arbroath was once known by its Gaelic name of 'Aberbrothick', 'the mouth of the Brothock [Burn]'. The view here is from the south. There's an expanse of farmland between the buildings and Slezer's viewpoint of Dinland Hill. The historic town stretches from the harbour wall on the right to the dwellings just past the ruins of Arbroath Abbey on the left.