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Torphin, City of Edinburgh

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Torphin, City of Edinburgh

Torphin is an almost entirely residential area in the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland, with its name deriving from the nearby Torphin Hill. It lies just south of Juniper Green, on the opposite side of the Water of Leith, and sits both east and west of the Edinburgh City Bypass: the east side mostly comprises new-build houses; the west side is largely rural, sporting a small number of mid-20th Century bungalows and one of the city's many golf courses, Torphin Hill Golf Club.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2067
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

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