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Saughton, City of Edinburgh

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Saughton, City of Edinburgh

Saughton is a suburb of the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, bordering on Sighthill, Longstone, and Stenhouse. In Scots, a "sauch" is a willow. The Water of Leith flows by here. It is best known for its prison, known officially as "HM Prison Edinburgh", but colloquially as "Saughton Prison" (or just "Saughton"), which lies to the south of the district. The Calder Road, one of the main city arteries, runs through it.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2071
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
 

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