Wallyford

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Wallyford
St Clements and St Ninians, Wallyford (geograph 4243164).jpg
St Clements and St Ninians Church, Wallyford
Wallyford is located in East Lothian
Wallyford
Wallyford
 Wallyford shown within East Lothian
Population 2,431 (2001 census)
OS grid reference NT368722
Civil parish Inveresk
Council area East Lothian
Lieutenancy area East Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MUSSELBURGH
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
UK
Scotland

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

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.

Amenities[edit]

Wallyford has a station on the Edinburgh to North Berwick railway line, operated by Abellio 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 in 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.

Famous Residents[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 and died on 25 July 1903.

Former footballer and football manager Jock Wallace, Jr. was born in Wallyford on 6 September 1935. He went on to have a glittering career as manager of Rangers.

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