Edinburgh

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Edinburgh ( Dùn Èideann ; Edinburgh) is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.wikipedia
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Midlothian

EdinburghshireMidlothian council areaCounty of Midlothian
Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.
Midlothian lies in the east-central Lowlands, bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

Scottish Parliament

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Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland.
Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, it is frequently referred to by the metonym Holyrood.

Balerno

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The official population estimates are 488,050 (2016) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno), 518,500 (2018) for the City of Edinburgh, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the city region.
Balerno (Baile Àirneach) is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland situated 8 mi south-west of the city centre, next to Currie and then Juniper Green.

Holyrood Palace

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The city's Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.
Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

National Museum of Scotland

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It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.
The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Scottish Museum (so renamed in 1904), with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.

Currie

Currie Primary School
The official population estimates are 488,050 (2016) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno), 518,500 (2018) for the City of Edinburgh, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the city region.
Currie (Currach) is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, situated 7 mi south west of the city centre.

University of Edinburgh

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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, is placed 20th in the QS World University Rankings for 2020.
The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

Edinburgh Castle

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Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock.

Scottish Borders

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Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.
It borders the City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and, to the south-west, south and east, the English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland.

List of towns and cities in Scotland by population

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The official population estimates are 488,050 (2016) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno), 518,500 (2018) for the City of Edinburgh, and 1,339,380 (2014) for the city region. Edinburgh is Scotland's second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.

East Lothian

HaddingtonshireEast Lothian council areaCounty of Haddington
Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.
It borders Edinburgh to the west, Midlothian to the south-west and the Scottish Borders to the south.

St Giles' Cathedral

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Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries.
St Giles' Cathedral, or the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is a parish church of the Church of Scotland located in the Old Town of Edinburgh.

New Town, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.
The New Town is a central area of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

Lothian

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Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.
The principal settlement is the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, while other significant towns include Livingston, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Queensferry, Dalkeith, Musselburgh, Prestonpans, North Berwick, Dunbar, and Haddington.

Edinburgh International Festival

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The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world's largest annual international arts festival.
The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival of performing arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, over three weeks in August.

Eidyn

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"Edin", the root of the city's name, derives from Eidyn, the name for this region in Cumbric, the Brittonic Celtic language formerly spoken there.
Eidyn was the region around modern Edinburgh in Britain's sub-Roman and early medieval periods, approximately the 5th–7th centuries.

West Lothian

LinlithgowshireWest Lothian council areaCounty of Linlithgow
Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.
The modern council area occupies a larger area, with areas in the west transferred to Falkirk and areas in the east transferred to Edinburgh following local government reforms in the late 20th century.

Old Town, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.
The Old Town (Auld Toun) is the name popularly given to the oldest part of Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.

Greyfriars Kirk

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Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries.
Greyfriars Kirk is a parish kirk (church) of the Church of Scotland in central Edinburgh, Scotland.

Leith

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Both of them had flatter, fertile agricultural land sloping down to a port several miles away (respectively Leith and Piraeus).
Leith (Lìte) is a port to the north of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the mouth of the Water of Leith.

Kirk of the Canongate

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Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th/19th centuries.
The Kirk of the Canongate, or Canongate Kirk, serves the Parish of Canongate in Edinburgh's Old Town, in Scotland.

Capital city

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Edinburgh ( Dùn Èideann ; Edinburgh) is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
Although many capitals are defined by constitution or legislation, many long-time capitals have no legal designation as such: for example Bern, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Paris, and Wellington.

Allan Ramsay (poet)

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A remark on a poem in an 1800 collection of the poems of Allan Ramsay said, "Auld Reeky. A name the country people give Edinburgh from the cloud of smoke or reek that is always impending over it."
Allan Ramsay (15 October 1686 – 7 January 1758) was a Scottish poet (or makar), playwright, publisher, librarian, and impresario of early Enlightenment Edinburgh.

National Library of Scotland

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It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.
Its main public building is in Edinburgh city centre on George IV Bridge, between the Old Town and the university quarter.

Cramond

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The earliest known human habitation in the Edinburgh area was at Cramond, where evidence was found of a Mesolithic camp site dated to c. 8500 BC.
Cramond (Cathair Amain) is a village and suburb in the north-west of Edinburgh, Scotland, at the mouth of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth.