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Balerno, Edinburghshire

Historical Description

BALERNO, a village, in the parish of Currie, county of Edinburgh, 7 miles (S. W.) from Edinburgh; containing 303 inhabitants. This place is situated on the Leith water, on which are some mills for the manufacture of paper. A freestone-quarry has been worked in the vicinity for a number of years, and many of the buildings of the New Town of Edinburgh have been erected with materials from it.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis