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Meadhan Lodainn

Midlothian council
Area Ranked 21st
- Total 354 km2 (137 sq mi)
Admin HQ Dalkeith
ISO 3166-2 GB-MLN
ONS code 00QW
Population Ranked 28th
- Total (2005) 79,300
- Density 224 / km²
Midlothian Council
Control Labour (minority control)

Midlothian (play /mɪdˈlðiən/; Scots: Midlowden, Scottish Gaelic: Meadhan Lodainn) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. It borders the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh council areas.

The County of Midlothian used for local government purposes formerly encompassed the city of Edinburgh, and within these borders still serves as a registration county.[1]

Midlothian Council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the Midlothian district of the Lothian region. The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and it consisted of the local government county of Midlothian, minus the burgh of Musselburgh and Calder, Cramond, Currie and Inveresk areas.


There is a Midlothian constituency of the House of Commons. There was a Midlothian constituency of the Scottish Parliament up to 2007, but for the 2011 election it was divided between Midlothian North and Musselburgh and Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

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Midlothian is twinned with Komárom-Esztergom in Hungary.

Famous battleEdit

The Battle of Roslin was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence, taking place on 24 February 1303 at Roslin, Midlothian. A Scottish army led by Simon Fraser and John Comyn defeated the English. The English force was raised in Northumberland and was tasked with intervening in support of the occupation forces of Edward I. The much smaller Scottish force rode through the night from Biggar, intercepted them and defeated them in two, possibly three, sharp fights. The site of the battle has been said to be the field opposite the old and new burial grounds. Members of the Comyn, Fraser and possibly Sinclair families fought at the Battle of Roslin.


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Coordinates: 55°53′39″N 3°04′07″W / 55.89417, -3.06861

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