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Map of Scotland showing the historic district of Tweeddale

Tweeddale (Scottish Gaelic: Srath Thuaidh/Tuaidhdail) is a committee area and lieutenancy area in the Scottish Borders with a population of 17,394 at the latest census in 2001 [1] it is the second smallest of the 5 committee areas in the Borders. It is the traditional name for the area drained by the upper reaches of the River Tweed. This area was considered to end before the Yarrow Water flowed into the Tweed, so the area was bounded to the south and east by the Yarrow/Tweed watershed, and to the north and east by the Gala/Tweed watershed.

Tweeddale was also a historic district of Scotland, bordering Teviotdale and the Marches to the east, Liddesdale and Annandale to the south, Clydesdale to the west and Lothian to the north. The district which covered the Sheriffdoms of Peebles and Selkirk later became of the County of Peebles in the north and County of Selkirk or the "Ettrick Forest" in the south, two of the counties of Scotland. The main reorganisation took place during the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, this Act established a uniform system of county councils and town councils in Scotland and officially restructured many of Scotland’s counties. (See: History of local government in the United Kingdom)

Tweeddale (TD) is still used as the postcode for the region to this day. 

THE TWEEDDALE is an award winning Limited Edition, small batch, blended Scotch Whisky. Originally produced by J&A Davidson established in 1820 in Coldstream by the River Tweed. It was recreated in May 2010 by Alasdair Day the Great Grandson of the former owner.

Tweeddale District[edit]

In the Scottish local government reorganisation of 1975, Tweeddale became a district in the Borders region. This district was almost identical to the former county of Peeblesshire.

Tweeddale area 1975-date


  1. ^ Area committee population, Scottish Borders Council

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Coordinates: 55°45′N 3°15′W / 55.750°N 3.250°W / 55.750; -3.250