The Lothians

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The Lothians is the collective name given to the three counties of Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian in Scotland.


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  • Edinburgh — The Lothians' one major city and the capital of Scotland
  • Aberlady — a quaint seaside village
  • Dalkeith — the main town in the former mining area of Midlothian
  • Dunbar — harbour town popular with American tourists due to its links with the conservationist John Muir
  • Gullane — seaside village and golfing mecca.
  • Haddington — picturesque market town and the county town of East Lothian
  • Linlithgow — historic West Lothian town and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Livingston a new town from the 1960s 15 miles West of Edinburgh
  • Musselburgh a seaside town on the Eastern edge of Edinburgh
  • North Berwick — small harbour town with internationally important seabird nesting sites
  • Roslin — a village, home to that chapel from the Da Vinci Code
  • South Queensferry near the Forth Rail and Road Bridges

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