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"A village on the NorthWest border of Cockpen parish, Edinburghshire, near the Edinburgh and Peebles railway, ¾ mile South South East of Lasswade and 2 miles South West of Dalkeith. Only a collier village when the Queen drove through it (14 September 1842), it now represents the aspect of a cleanly, pleasant, well-built little town, a summer resort of families from Edinburgh."

(Extract from Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1885)


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Church Records

Bonnyrigg is made up of two parishes - Cockpen, and Lasswade.

Description and Travel

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The transcription of the section for Bonnyrigg from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Historical Geography

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The Lothians Family History Society
Lasswade High School Centre
Eskdale Drive
Midlothian EH19 2LA

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