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Peeblesshire - Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre Peebles
  • Chapman County Code - PEE
  • Gaelic Name Siorrachd nam Pùballan
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Drumelzier Castle
  • Stobo Castle
  • Area 899 (347 sq.miles)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by
  • 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

Related projects

For Historical information about Peeblesshire visit Historic Peeblesshire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Peebleshire.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Peeblesshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Peeblesshire visit Peeblesshire - Famous People

Peeblesshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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