Longniddry

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Longniddry
Scottish Gaelic: Nuadh-Treabh Fada
Scots: Langniddry
Links Road, Longniddry.jpg
Links Road, Longniddry
Longniddry is located in East Lothian
Longniddry
Longniddry
 Longniddry shown within East Lothian
Population 2,613 
OS grid reference NT442761
Civil parish Gladsmuir
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
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°58′30″N 2°53′38″W / 55.975°N 2.894°W / 55.975; -2.894

Longniddry (Scots: Langniddry, Scottish Gaelic: Nuadh-Treabh Fada)[1] is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, with a population of 2,613 (2001 census).

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Longniddry is primarily a dormitory village for commuters to Edinburgh, with good transport links by road and rail (Longniddry railway station is on the North Berwick Line) to the capital. The village has a number of local, community based resources including local shops and Longniddry Community Centre, which also houses the library. Like many coastal towns in East Lothian, Longniddry has a sandy beach beside the golf course. This stretch of local coastline lined with dunes and is known as Longniddry Bents.

18th century Gosford House, home of the Earl of Wemyss and March, stands on the eastern edge of the village.

In 2006, Longniddry and the neighbouring towns of Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton were twinned with the town of Barga, Tuscany, Italy.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • John Knox, main figure in the Scottish Reformation and disciple of John Calvin spent significant time in Longniddry as tutor to the sons of the Douglas family who lived at the west side of the village.
  • Hugh MacDiarmid, the Scottish poet, is alleged to have lived in Longniddry for a short while.
  • James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan lived in Longniddry from August 1964 with his mother and new stepfather William Carmichael before moving to London.
  • Author Mollie Hunter, winner of the 1974 Carnegie Medal for outstanding books for children.

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