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Peeblesshire - Historic County of Scotland

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Peeblesshire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Peebleshire Genealogical Resources
  • Peeblesshire Historical Page



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  • Administrative centre Peebles
  • Chapman County Code - PEE
  • Gaelic Name Siorrachd nam Pùballan
  • Area - 548 Square miles
  • Highest Point: Broad Law, 2754 feet.
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Traquair House;
  • Neidpath Castle;
  • St Ronan’s Well,
  • Innerleithen
  • Drumelzier Castle
  • Stobo Castle
  • Area 899 (347 sq.miles)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by Borders
  • Main Rivers: Tweed, Lyne, Manner, Leithen, Quair.
  • Peeblesshire became part of the new Borders region in 1975, which in turn became the Scottish Borders council in 1996. However historical records used by genealogists and family historians are, in the main, structured around the older county.

Peeblesshire, or the County of Peebles, is an inland county of Scotland and borders Midlothian to the north, Selkirkshire to the east, Dumfriesshire to the south, and Lanarkshire to the west. It is a registration county of Scotland

Peeblesshire is also known as Tweeddale from the River Tweed which divides the county into two nearly equal parts.

Historic Parishes of Peeblesshire

  • Broughton, Glenholm & Kilbucho
  • Drumelzier
  • Eddleston
  • Innerleithen
  • Kirkurd
  • Lyne & Megget
  • Manor
  • Newlands
  • Peebles
  • Skirling
  • Stobo
  • Traquair
  • Tweedsmuir
  • West Linton

The two former parishes of Dawick and Kailzie have been suppressed.



  • Blyth Bridge
  • Broughton, Scottish Borders
  • Cardrona, Scottish Borders
  • Dolphinton
  • Eddleston
  • Innerleithen
  • Kilbucho
  • Leadburn
  • Macbiehill
  • Peebles
  • Romanno Bridge
  • Skirling
  • Traquair, Innerleithen
  • Tweedsmuir
  • Walkerburn
  • West Linton

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