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Peebles, Scottish Borders

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Peebles, Scottish Borders

Peebles is a burgh in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders, lying on the River Tweed. According to the 2001 Census, the population was 8,159.
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyPeeblesshire
OS GridNT2540
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01721
Population8,159
 

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

Peblis

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

Peebles, royal burgh, par., and co. town of Peebles-shire, at the confluence of Eddlestone Water and river Tweed, 18½ miles NW. of Galashiels, 27 miles S. of Edinburgh, and 54 miles SE. of Glasgow by rail - par. (partly also in Selkirkshire), 16,597 ac., pop. 4059; royal burgh, pop. 2609; town (police burgh), pop. 3495; P.O., T.O, 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Peebles is finely situated in the valley of the Tweed, being well sheltered by lofty hills, and is a favourite summer resort. There is a large hydropathic establishment near the town. The mfr. of tweeds and other woollen, stuffs is carried on. Peebles was in early times a seat of the Scottish kings, was made a royal burgh in 1367, and was burned by the English in 1406. It was the birthplace of William Chambers (1800-1883) and Robert Chambers (1802-1871), publishers and authors.

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