Ballencrieff, East Lothian

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Ballencrieff
Scottish Gaelic: Baile na Craoibhe
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Houses adjacent to the B1377 at Ballencrieff
Ballencrieff is located in East Lothian
Ballencrieff
Ballencrieff
 Ballencrieff shown within East Lothian
OS grid reference NT483781
Civil parish Aberlady
Council area East Lothian
Lieutenancy area East Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONGNIDDRY
Postcode district EH32
Dialling code 01875
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament East Lothian
Scottish Parliament East Lothian
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UK
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Coordinates: 55°59′38″N 2°49′44″W / 55.994°N 2.829°W / 55.994; -2.829

Ballencrieff is a rural community in East Lothian, Scotland. It is located between the towns of Aberlady, Drem, Haddington and Longniddry and is approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh. The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic Baile na Craoibhe meaning "Tree town".

The village comprises typical rural housing, and some industry, including commercial pork farming, and a specialized plant which selectively breeds chickens to lay high-quality eggs. Nearby Ballencrieff Castle was built in 1507. The nearby "Ballencrief roundabout", on the busy commuter route between North Berwick and Edinburgh, has a reputation as an accident blackspot.

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