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Slateford, City of Edinburgh

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Slateford, City of Edinburgh

Slateford (Scottish Gaelic: Àth na Sglèata) is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is east of the Water of Leith. The former village of Slateford lies on the Lanark Road where it crosses the Water of Leith 1/4 of a mile south west of Slateford Station. The name "Slateford" comes from local rock found in the area and the old fording point on the Water of Leith that the village grew round.
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT2270
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
 

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