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West Linton, Scottish Borders

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West Linton, Scottish Borders

West Linton is a village and civil parish in southern Scotland, on the A702. It was formerly in the county of Peeblesshire, but since local government re-organisation in the mid-1990s it is now part of the Tweeddale committee area of the Scottish Borders. Many of its residents are commuters due to the village's close location to Edinburgh which is 16 miles to the north east. West Linton has a long history, and holds an annual traditional festival called the Whipman.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyPeeblesshire
OS GridNT1551
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 code01968
Population2,337 (2001)

Other names by which West Linton, Scottish Borders has been known in the past

Lenton ~ Linton ~ Linton West

West Linton, Scottish Borders in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Linton, West, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Broomlee), in NW. of Peeblesshire - par., 23,256 ac., pop. 1117; vil., on Lyne Water, ½ mile NW. of Broomlee sta. and 15 miles (by road) SW. of Edinburgh, pop. 434; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; was once known as Linton Roderick or Rutherick.

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