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Dunbar
Tolbooth, Dunbar High Street.JPG
Tolbooth an mercat cross, Dunbar High Street
Dunbar is locatit in East Lowden
Dunbar
Dunbar
Location within East Lowden
Population8,486 [2] (2011 census)
OS grid referenceNT678789
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounDUNBAR
Postcode destrictEH42
Diallin code01368
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
UK
Scotland
56°00′10″N 2°31′01″W / 56.002725°N 2.516901°W / 56.002725; -2.516901Coordinates: 56°00′10″N 2°31′01″W / 56.002725°N 2.516901°W / 56.002725; -2.516901

Dunbar is a toun in East Lowden on the sootheast coast o Scotland, approximately 28 mile east o Edinburgh an 28 mile frae the Inglis Mairch at Berwick Upon Tweed. It haes a population o aboot 12,000 (2001 census).

Dunbar is an umwhile Ryal Burgh that gien its name tae an ecclesiastical an ceevil pairish. The pairish extends aroond 7½ mile east tae wast an is 3½ mile deep at greatest extent (12 x 5.5 kilometres) or 11¼ square miles (c. 3000 hectares) an conteens the veelages o Wast Barns, Belhaven, East Barns (abandoned) an several hamlets an ferms.

Its strategic poseetion gien rise tae a history full o incident an strife but Dunbar haes become a quate dormitory toun popular wi wirkers in nearby Edinburgh, wha find it an affordable alternative tae the caipital itsel. Till the 1960s the population o the toun wis little mair nor 3,500.

The toun is serred bi Dunbar railwey station. Dunbar is hame tae the Dunbar Lifeboat Station, the seicont auldest RNLI station in Scotland.

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  1. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-names of Scotland
  2. "Dunbar Locality 2010". Scotland's Census. 29 Apryle 2001. Retrieved 2 September 2008.