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Kirkliston, City of Edinburgh

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Kirkliston, City of Edinburgh

Kirkliston is a village within the outlying jurisdiction of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. It lies ten miles from the city centre. It sits on the historic route between Edinburgh and Linlithgow (the B9080, formerly the A9) having a crossroads with the route from Newbridge on the A89 to South Queensferry and beyond to Fife(the B800). The B800 is variously named Path Brae, High Street, Station Road and Queensferry Road as it passes through the village.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyWest Lothian
OS GridNT1274
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0131
Population6,912 (2001)

Other names by which Kirkliston, City of Edinburgh has been known in the past

Temple Liston

Kirkliston, City of Edinburgh in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kirkliston, vil. with ry. sta., Linlithgowshire, and par., partly also in Edinburghshire--par., 9505 ac., pop. 2580; vil., on river Almond, 10 miles W. of Edinburgh by rail, pop. 747; P.O., T.O.; has a distillery. Kirkliston was anciently called Temple Liston, its church having once belonged to the Knights Templars; the church is a very ancient building, and contains the old burying-vault of the Stairs.

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