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Coordinates: 55°56′17″N 3°00′42″W / 55.9381°N 3.0117°W / 55.9381; -3.0117

Wallyford is located in East Lothian
 Wallyford shown within East Lothian
Population 2,431 (2001 census)
OS grid reference NT368722
Council area East Lothian
Lieutenancy area East Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EH21
Dialling code 0131
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament East Lothian
Scottish Parliament East Lothian
List of places
Looking south-west across barley fields to Wallyford

Wallyford is a village in East Lothian, Scotland. It is close to the larger town of Musselburgh and approximately 7 miles east of Edinburgh.


Wallyford has a station on the Edinburgh – North Berwick railway line, operated by First ScotRail. It has a Primary/Nursery School, Playgroup, Community Centre, Church, Library, Post Office, Social Club/Groups and a few small convenience stores. An Industrial Estate houses several small businesses. The village was initially populated by coal miners and later grew as an overspill–commuter town for workers from Musselburgh and Edinburgh. A tribute to the miners can be found, marked on a stone through the main road (Salters Road) of the village. There has been a major investment in the area which has resulted in the building of many private homes. The village is overlooked by the restored Fa'side Castle which was destroyed by the English after the Battle of Pinkie in 1546.

Margaret Oliphant[edit]

Victorian writer Margaret Oliphant was born in Wallyford on 4 April 1828. Among her best-known works were, Katie Stewart, The Carlingford Chronicles and Tales of the Seen and Unseen. She died in Wimbledon on 25 June 1897 and was buried in Eton Cemetery near Windsor.

Willie Park, Sr., the first and four-time winner of the Open Championship in golf, was born in Wallyford on 30 June 1833. He died on 25 July 1903 at age 70.

See also[edit]

see also : The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh Fa'side Castle

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