COWSLAND, a village, in the parish of CRANSTON, county of EDINBURGH, 3 miles (E. N. E.) from Dalkeith; containing 226 inhabitants. It is a neat village, situated in the northern part of the parish, on the road from Dalkeith to Ormiston. In the neighbourhood are some limestone-quarries; and to the east of the village is Cowsland Park. A school-house is furnished to a teacher by the families in the vicinity.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis