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Edinburghshire (now Midlothian), Historic County of Scotland

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Edinburghshire, Historic County of Scotland

(now Midlothian)

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This is the Umbrella project for Edinburghshire (now Midlothian)



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  • Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) - Genealogical Resources
  • Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) Historical Page



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  • Administrative centre Dalkeith
  • Chapman County Code - ABD
  • Gaelic Name Meadhan Lodainn
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Area
  • Population
  • Succeeded by Midlothian
  • County Flower -

Edinburghshire, (now Midlothian), county is a registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. bounded on the north by the Firth of Forth (along the shore of which it extends for about twelve miles), on the east by Haddingtonshire and small portions of the counties of Berwick and Roxburgh, on the south by the counties of Lanark, Peebles, and Selkirk, and on the west by Linlithgowshire.

Historic Parishes of Edinburghshire


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  • Borthwick
  • Canongate
  • Carrington (or Primrose)
  • Cockpen
  • Colinton (or Hailes)
  • Corstorphine
  • Cramond
  • Cranston
  • Crichton
  • Currie
  • Dalkeith
  • Duddingston
  • East Calder -- see Kirknewton
  • Edinburgh
  • Fala & Soutra
  • Glencorse (formerly Woodhouselee)
  • Hailes -- see Colinton
  • Heriot
  • Inveresk
  • Kirknewton & East Calder
  • Lasswade
  • Leith (North)
  • Leith (South)
  • Liberton
  • Mid-Calder
  • Newbattle
  • Newton
  • North Leith -- see Leith (North)
  • Penicuik
  • Primrose -- see Carrington
  • Ratho
  • Soutra -- see Fala & Soutra
  • St. Cuthberts
  • Stow
  • Temple
  • West Calder
  • Woodhouselee-- see Glencross

(Links to more information on individual parishes can be found at,_Scotland)

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