Sunday, 26 August 2007

Edinburghshire Ancestry Tours

Edinburghshire or Mid-Lothian, maritime County in South East of Scotland; is bounded East by Haddington, or East-Lothian, Berwick, and Roxburgh; South by Selkirk and Peebles; South West by Lanark; and North West by Linlithgow, or West-Lothian; coast-line, 12miles; 231,724 ac., pop. 389,164. The surface is finely diversified. The Moorfoot Hills, a continuation of the Lammermuirs, occupy the SE.; the Pentland Hills stretch across the County from the South West. All the streams, with the exception of the Tyne and Gala, in the E. and the SE., run to the Firth of Forth; the principle are the North Esk, the South Esk, the Water of Leith, and the Almond; the North Esk especially is noted for its picturesque scenery. The lowlands towards the Forth are the most fertile; the hilly parts of the S. are chiefly under pasture; in the W. are dairy-farms; in the vicinity of the city of Edinburgh are extensive nursery grounds and market gardens. The principal crops are oats and barley, turnips and potatoes. The County consists chiefly of carboniferous strata; and coal, shale, ironstone, lime-stone, and freestone,are extensively worked. Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Tour Edinburghshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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