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Athelstaneford, East Lothian

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Athelstaneford, East Lothian

Athelstaneford (Scots: Atholstanefuird or Elshinthurd) is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. It is near the town of Haddington and lies about 20 miles east of Edinburgh. According to popular legend, Athelstaneford is where the original Scottish saltire - the white diagonal cross on a sky blue background - was first adopted.
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT5377
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders
 

Other names by which Athelstaneford, East Lothian has been known in the past

Athenstanford

Athelstaneford, East Lothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Athelstaneford, par. and vil., in co. and 3½ miles N. of Haddington, 5077 ac., pop. 762; P.O.

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