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Gulane or Golyn, Haddingtonshire

Historical Description

GULANE, anciently Golyn, a village, in the parish of DIRLETON, county of Haddington, 55 miles (W. by S.) from North Berwick; containing 273 inhabitants. This village, which formerly gave name to the parish, is pleasantly situated; and the ground in the immediate vicinity is favourable to the training of race-horses, of which two separate establishments have been formed. There is a school attended by fifty children, the master of which is provided with a house and garden, rent-free, by Mrs. Ferguson, who also allows him a salary of £5 per annum, in addition to the fees.

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