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Danderhall Miners Welfare and Social Club - geograph-1844610.jpg
Danderhall Miners Welfare and Social Club
Danderhall is located in Midlothian
Location within Midlothian
OS grid referenceNT308694
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtEH22
Dialling code0131
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°54′47″N 3°06′22″W / 55.913°N 3.106°W / 55.913; -3.106Coordinates: 55°54′47″N 3°06′22″W / 55.913°N 3.106°W / 55.913; -3.106

Danderhall is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, just outside Edinburgh but inside the Edinburgh City Bypass.

The village includes a large amount of council housing — although much of this is now privately owned by the occupiers. Danderhall was formerly a "mining village", supplying labour for the nearby coal mines of Edmonstone to the northwest, Sheriffhall to the southeast, Woolmet to the east and Monktonhall beyond that. The latter was the last to remain open, but closed in 1998.[1]

Danderhall is made up of 1,200 homes and a small number of shops. Danderhall also includes a library, primary school, two churches (a Church of Scotland and "Calvary Chapel of Edinburgh"[2]), a doctor's office, a miner's club with a bowling green and a community centre. Danderhall also has an all-you-can-eat Chinese called Beijing Banquet, and a pub, the Edmonstone Inn.

Notable people from Danderhall include footballer Grant Brebner,[citation needed] now playing in Australia, former Hearts and Motherwell footballer Kevin Twaddle.[citation needed], Commonwealth Gold Medalist and triple World Champion David Peacock (bowls), former International darts player Rab Stewart and Scottish Autocross champion Blair Hamilton.

Danderhall and District is a Community Council area of Midlothian and is within the civil parish of Newton.[3][4] In addition to Danderhall village, Danderhall Community Council area also takes in the area of Millerhill, Newton Village, Hilltown and various farms. These are small residential areas and without shops and similar amenities, which are concentrated in nearby Danderhall.[5]

The civil parish (Newton) has an area of 856 hectares (2,120 acres) and a population of 3,258 (in 2011).[6]


  1. ^ Danderhall at scottish-places.info
  2. ^ Calvary Chapel, Edinburgh
  3. ^ Midlothian council web site https://midlothian.cmis.uk.com/live/CommunityCouncils.aspx - see entry for Danderhall and district. Retrieved March 2016
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey One Inch to One mile Sheet 62 Edinburgh, Published 1960
  5. ^ Danderhall Neighbourhood Plan publ. by Midlothian council "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-04-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) retrieved April 2016
  6. ^ Census of Scotland 2011, Table KS101SC – Usually Resident Population, publ. by National Records of Scotland. Web site http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ retrieved March 2016. See “Standard Outputs”, Table KS101SC, Area type: Civil Parish 1930

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