Musselburgh

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Musselburgh
RiverEskRomanBridge.jpg
Rennie Brig ower the River Esk
Musselburgh is locatit in East Lowden
Musselburgh
Musselburgh
Location within East Lowden
Population21,900 
OS grid referenceNT3472
Ceevil pairish
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounMUSSELBURGH
Postcode destrictEH21
Diallin code0131
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
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UK
Scotland
55°56′35″N 3°03′00″W / 55.943°N 3.050°W / 55.943; -3.050Coordinates: 55°56′35″N 3°03′00″W / 55.943°N 3.050°W / 55.943; -3.050

Musselburgh (Gaelic: Baile nam Feusgan)[1] is the lairgest dounset in East Lowden, Scotland, on the coast o the Firth o Forth, 6 miles (10 km) east o Edinburgh ceety centre.

In aboot 1315, Musselburgh becam a burgh o barony, airlier than Edinburgh, whilk becam a burgh in 1329; an local fowk hae a popular sang aboot this:

Musselburgh wis a burgh
When Edinburgh wis nane,
An Musselburgh will be a burgh
When Edinburgh's gane.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Musseburgh". National Place-Names Gazetteer. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 16 August 2017.