Drylaw

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Drylaw
Telford Drive, Edinburgh (geograph 2125384).jpg
Telford Drive
Drylaw is located in Edinburgh
Drylaw
Drylaw
 Drylaw shown within Edinburgh
OS grid reference NT2275
Civil parish Edinburgh
Council area Edinburgh
Lieutenancy area Edinburgh
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EDINBURGH
Postcode district EH4
Dialling code 0131
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Edinburgh North and Leith
Edinburgh West
Scottish Parliament Edinburgh Northern and Leith
Edinburgh Western
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Coordinates: 55°57′58″N 3°14′35″W / 55.966°N 3.243°W / 55.966; -3.243

Drylaw is an area in the north west of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, located between Blackhall and Granton. It forms the community of Drylaw–Telford.[1] Formerly the estate of Drylaw House, built in 1718, the home of the Loch family,[2] the area became the site of a major housing scheme in the 1950s designed to rehouse the occupants of Leith. It is on the A902 road. Its name comes from the Scots language and means "hill without a spring".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drylaw–Telford Community Council". Neighbourhood Partnerships. Edinburgh City Council. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://edinburghpastandpresent.com/#/drylaw/4559785950