|County (until circa 1890)|
|• Total||899 km2 (347 sq mi)|
Peeblesshire (Siorrachd nam Pùballan in Gaelic), the County of Peebles or Tweeddale was a county of Scotland. Its main town was Peebles, and it bordered Midlothian to the north, Selkirkshire to the east, Dumfriesshire to the south, and Lanarkshire to the west.
The term Peeblesshire is still in common usage with local inhabitants as a form of identity and is regularly used in addresses as opposed to 'Tweedale' or 'Scottish Borders'. The local newspaper is called the Peeblesshire News and the area Peeblesshire used to cover approximates to the current catchment of Peebles High School.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the county, which was matriculated by the Lord Lyon in 1931, was as follows: Quarterly, 1st sable five fraises (strawberry leaves) argent; 2nd azure, a horse's head couped argent; 3rd vert, a fleece or; 4th or, fretty gules, on a chief embattled of the last, two thunderbolts of the first. The arms were supported by two salmon proper, and the crest was a Border cavalryman. The motto was ONWARD TWEEDDALE. The first quarter was the arms of Fraser of Oliver Castle, a prominent local laird; the second, that of Horsburgh, another prominent local laird; the third, a reference to the area's wool industry; and the fourth, that of M. G. (later Sir Michael) Thorburn of Glenormiston, who was sheriff of Peebles at the time of the arms' matriculation.
- 1 Broughton, Scottish Borders
- 2 Drumelzier
- 3 Eddleston
- 4 Glenholm List of listed buildings in Broughton, Glenholm And Kilbucho, Scottish Borders
- 5 Innerleithen
- 6 Kirkurd
- 7 Kilbucho
- 8 Linton West Linton
- 9 Lyne
- 10 ( Lyne and Megget )
- 11 Manor
- 12 Newlands, Scottish Borders
- 13 Peebles
- 14 Skirling List of listed buildings in Skirling, Scottish Borders
- 15 Stobo Stobo Castle
- 16 Traquair
- 17 Tweedsmuir
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