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Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Lauder, Scottish Borders

The Royal Burgh of Lauder is a town in the Scottish Borders 27 miles south east of Edinburgh. It is also a royal burgh in the county of Berwickshire. It lies on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills, on the Southern Upland Way.
Post townLauder
Administrative CountyScottish Borders
Traditional CountyBerwickshire
OS GridNT5247
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLothian and Borders
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

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

Lauder, royal burgh, and par., W. Berwickshire, near Leader Water, 6 miles E. of Stow sta., 7 miles NW. of Earlston and 25 miles SE. of Edinburgh - par., 34,898 ac., pop. 1940; burgh, pop. 1014; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Lander is a centre for trout-fishers. At Lauder, in 1483, the Scottish nobles put to death the favourites of James III. The royal burgh has a charter of 1502, but is said to be as old as William the Lion; the body of burgesses are proprietors of a common of 1700 ac. Thirlestane Castle (anciently Lauder Fort), the seat of the Earl of Lauderdale, adjoins the town. Lauder formed one of the Haddington District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

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