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Colinton

"A village and a parish of Edinburghshire. The village 4 miles South West by South of Edinburgh, is charmingly situated in a hollow on the water of Leith, which here is spanned by a high stone bridge; at it are a station on the Balerno loop-line of the Caledonian (1874)."

(Extract from Ordnance Gazeteer of Scotland 1885)

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Bibliography

"The Colinton Story, Celebrating 900 years of a Scottish Parish" by Lynne Gladstone-Millar. Published by St Andrew Press, Edinburgh in 1994. The story of Colinton's people and its church.

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Church Records

The parish church has records for birth dating from 1654, for marriages from 1654 and for deaths from 1716. These are held in the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh and copies on microfilm may be consulted in the Edinburgh Room, Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh and also in LDS Family History Centres around the world.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Colinton from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Colinton to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Statistics

For a social and economic record of the parishes of Mid Lothian together with considerable statistical material, see Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Account of Scotland, which was compiled in the 1790s. Follow-up works to this were the New Statistical Account (also known as the Second Statistical Account) which was prepared in the 1830s and 1840s; and more recently the Third Statistical Account which has been prepared since the Second World War.

Thanks to a joint venture between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh the First and Second Statistical Accounts can now be accessed on-line at The Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1791-1799 and 1845.