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Darlingshaugh, Roxburghshire

Historical Description

DARLINGSHAUGH, a village, in the late quoad sacra parish of LADHOPE, parish of MELROSE, county of ROXBURGH, 4 miles (W.) from Melrose; containing 1116 inhabitants. This village is beautifully situated on the Gala water, and, though within the parish of Melrose, may be regarded as an appendage to Galashields, in the manufactures of which a considerable number of the population is employed. Great facility of intercourse is afforded by the Edinburgh and Hawick railway. A school-house has been built by the heritors.

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