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Gorebridge, Midlothian

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Gorebridge, Midlothian

Gorebridge is a post town and former mining village in Midlothian, Scotland. The village gets its name from the bridge across the River Gore, a tributary of the South Esk. It was the home of Scotland's first gunpowder mill, at the Gore Water, that started operating in 1794. Gorebridge has an annual gala day. This is much like a town fair, with rides and games. The gala day has a tradition of picking a Town King and Queen from the primary schools.
Post townGorebridge
Administrative CountyMidlothian
Traditional CountyMidlothian
OS GridNT3461
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 code01875
Population5,777 (2001 Census)

Gorebridge, Midlothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gorebridge, vil. with ry. sta., on Gore Water, in co. and 12 miles SE. of Edinburgh by rail, pop. 1148; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity are rich mineral fields.

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