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Portsburgh[1][2] was a burgh of barony outside the city walls of Edinburgh, Scotland from 1649[3] to 1856,[4] taking its name from the West Port (gate) of Edinburgh. It extended from Lochrin in the west to Drummond Street in the east, and from King's Stables Road in the north to the Meadows in the south.[5]The name survives in Portsburgh Square off the West Port.


  1. ^ 'Portree - Pulteney Town', A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. 1846. pp. 388–396. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ Map of Edinburgh, 1582 imprint
  3. ^ Parliamentary register of Portsburgh being declared a burgh in 1649
  4. ^ Portsburgh Burgh Edinburgh through time | Administrative history of Scottish Burgh: hierarchies, boundaries
  5. ^ "Portree - Pulteney Town | British History Online". Retrieved 2009-09-13. 

Coordinates: 55°56′40″N 3°11′30″W / 55.94444°N 3.19167°W / 55.94444; -3.19167