|• Body||Midlothian Council|
|• Control||TBA (council NOC) (SNP + ind)|
|• Total||137 sq mi (354 km2)|
|Area rank||Ranked 21st|
|Population (2010 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 27th|
|• Density||590/sq mi (229/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-MLN|
Local Government Council
The district council area had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of Midlothian, minus the burgh of Musselburgh and Calder, Cramond, Currie and Inveresk areas.
There is a Midlothian constituency of the House of Commons. There was a Midlothian constituency of the Scottish Parliament up to the 2011 elections when it was divided between Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.
Places of interest
- Arniston House
- Borthwick Castle
- Castlelaw Fort
- Crichton Castle
- Dalhousie Castle
- Dalkeith Palace
- Hawthornden Castle
- Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
- Loanhead Memorial Park
- Mavisbank House
- Melville Castle
- Newbattle Abbey
- Pentland Hills
- Roslin Castle
- Roslin Glen Country Park
- Rosslyn Chapel
- Scottish Mining Museum
- Tyne-Esk Walk
- Vogrie Country Park
- Wallace's Cave
Towns and villages
- Milton Bridge
- Nine Mile Burn
- North Middleton
- Silverburn, Midlothian
Civil parishes are still used for some statistical purposes, and separate census figures are published for them. As their areas have been largely unchanged since the 19th century this allows for comparison of population figures over an extended period of time.
- 1 Borthwick
- 2 Part of Borthwick
- 3 Currie
- 4 Colinton
- 5 Corstorplane or Corstorphine
- 6 Cramond
- 7 The Canongate
- 8 Cranston List of listed buildings in Cranston, Midlothian
- 9 Carrington, Midlothian
- 10 Cockpen List of listed buildings in Cockpen, Midlothian
- 11 Crichton
- 12 Duddingstone Duddingston
- 13 Dalkeith
- 14 Fala, Midlothian
- 15 Glencorse Glencorse Barracks
- 16 Heriot
- 17 Inveresk
- 18 Kirknewton 
- 19 Part of Kirknewton 
- 20 Part of Kirkliston
- 21 Libberton Liberton, Scotland
- 22 Lasswade
- 23 Mid Calder
- 24 North Leith
- 25 Newton List of listed buildings in Newton, Midlothian
- 26 Newbattle
- 27 Penicuik
- 28 Ratho
- 29 St Cuthberts The Parish Church of St Cuthbert
- 30 Stow, Midlothian  Stow of Wedale
- 31 South Leith
- 32 Temple, Midlothian
- 33 West Calder
Notable people associated with Midlothian
- William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649), Scottish poet.
- Princess Margaret of Scotland (1598-1600), daughter of James VI and I of Scotland and England (born Dalkeith Palace)
- John Clerk of Penicuik, 2nd Baronet (1676–1755), was a Scottish politician, lawyer, judge, composer and architect.
- William Robertson (1721–1793), historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh
- John Clerk, Lord Eldin (1757–1832), Scottish judge, lived in Lasswade for several years.
- Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) wrote the novel The Heart of Midlothian and lived at Lasswade Cottage (now Sir Walter Scott's Cottage) in Lasswade from 1798 to 1804, where he wrote his Grey Brother, translation of Goetz von Berlichingen, etc. and was visited by Wordsworth.
- William Tennant (1784-1848), the author of Anster Fair, was parish schoolmaster in Lasswade from 1816 to 1819.
- Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859), author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822), lived in Man's Bush Cottage (now De Quincey Cottage), Polton, from 1840 until his death in 1859.
- Thomas Murray (1792–1872), the Gallovidian author, died in Lasswade.
- William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), MP for Midlothian 1880-1895 and conducted his famous Midlothian campaign across the UK in 1880
- Patrick Edward Dove (1815–1873), mainly remembered for his book The Theory of Human Progression, born at Lasswade
- John Lawson Johnston (1839-1900), the creator of Bovril, born at Roslin
- Charles W. Nibley (1849–1931) Scottish-American religious leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served in the LDS Church, First Presidency.
- George Forrest (1873–1932), a plant collector who gained fame with his expeditions to the far east who spent a significant part of his early years in Loanhead.
- Sir William MacTaggart (1903–1981), artist, and grandson of the artist William McTaggart, he became President of the Society of Scottish Artists, President of the Royal Scottish Academy, and Trustee of the National Museum of Antiquities.
- Charles Forte, Baron Forte (1908–2007), the hotelier, worked in an Italian cafe in the High Street, on his arrival in Scotland from Italy.
- Gary Naysmith from Loanhead (born 1978), Scottish International Footballer who currently plays for Sheffield United and formerly for Heart Of Midlothian and Everton. He was named Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year in 1998. He won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 1998.
- Darren Fletcher (born 1984), from Mayfield Dalkeith. Scotland International footballer and holds the record of being the youngest player to captain his national side, currently plays for Manchester United and was part of the squad that won the UEFA Champions League in the 2007 - 2008 season.
- Steven Whittaker from Bonnyrigg, (born 1984), Scotland International footballer and ex-Hibernian F.C. and current Rangers F.C. player.
Schools in Midlothian
- Bonnyrigg Primary School, Bonnyrigg
- Burnbrae Primary School, Bonnyrigg
- Cornbank St James Primary School, Penicuik
- Cuiken Primary School, Penicuik
- Danderhall Primary School, Danderhall, Dalkeith
- Glencorse Primary School, Milton Bridge, Penicuik
- Gorebridge Primary School, Gorebridge
- Hawthornden Primary School, Bonnyrigg
- King's Park Primary School, Dalkeith
- Lawfield Primary School, Mayfield, Dalkeith
- Lasswade Primary School, Bonnyrigg
- Loanhead Primary School, Loanhead
- Mauricewood Primary School, Penicuik
- Mayfield Primary School, Mayfield, Dalkeith
- Moorfoot Primary School, Gorebridge
- Newtongrange Primary School, Newtongrange, Dalkeith
- Paradykes Primary School, Loanhead
- Rosewell Primary School, Rosewell
- Roslin Primary School, Roslin
- Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Penicuik
- St David's RC Primary School, Dalkeith
- St Luke's RC Primary School, Mayfield, Dalkeith
- St Margaret's RC Primary School, Loanhead
- St Mary's RC Primary School, Bonnyrigg
- St Matthew's RC Primary School, Rosewell
- Stobhill Primary School, Gorebridge
- Strathesk Primary School, Penicuik
- Tynewater Primary School, Pathhead
- Woodburn Primary School, Dalkeith
- Beeslack High School, Penicuik
- Dalkeith High School, Dalkeith
- Lasswade High School Centre, Bonnyrigg
- Newbattle Community High School, Dalkeith
- Penicuik High School, Penicuik
- St. David's RC High School, Dalkeith
- Saltersgate School, Dalkeith
- Support & Reintegration Services, Gowkshill, Gorebridge(now closed)
- Wellington Residential School, Penicuik
The Battle of Roslin was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence, taking place on 24 February 1303 at Roslin, Midlothian. A Scottish army led by Simon Fraser and John Comyn defeated the English. The English force was raised in Northumberland and was tasked with intervening in support of the occupation forces of Edward I. The much smaller Scottish force rode through the night from Biggar, intercepted them and defeated them in two, possibly three, sharp fights. The site of the battle has been said to be the field opposite the old and new burial grounds. Members of the Comyn, Fraser and possibly Sinclair families fought at the Battle of Roslin.
- Registers of Scotland. Publications, leaflets, Land Register Counties. http://www.ros.gov.uk/public/publications/leaflets.html
- 2001 Census - Geography Classifications
- Midlothian. http://archive.org/stream/midlothian00mccauoft#page/161/mode/1up
- Midlothian. http://archive.org/stream/midlothian00mccauoft#page/161/mode/1up
- Midlothian. http://archive.org/stream/midlothian00mccauoft#page/54/mode/1up
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