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The Mairches

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The Mairches
Crìochan na h-Alba
Scottish Borders
Coordinates: 55°21′36″N 2°29′24″W / 55.36000°N 2.49000°W / 55.36000; -2.49000Coordinates: 55°21′36″N 2°29′24″W / 55.36000°N 2.49000°W / 55.36000; -2.49000
Admin HQNewtown St Boswells
 • BodiThe Mairches Cooncil
 • ControlCon + Ind (cooncil NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total4,731 km2 (1,827 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 6th
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total114,500
 • RankRankit 18th
 • Density24/km2 (60/sq mi)
ONS codeS12000026
ISO 3166 codeGB-SCB

The Mairches (Inglis: Scottish Borders; Scots Gaelic: Na Crìochan) is ane o the 32 cooncil areas o Scotland. It is bordered bi Dumfries an Gallowa til the wast; Sooth Lanrikshire an Wast Lowden til the nor-wast; Ceety o Edinburgh, East Lowden an Midlowden til the north; an the non-metropolitan coonties o Northumberland an Cumbria (in Ingland) til the sooth an east. The administrative centre o the region is Newtown St Boswells.

Historically, the name Scots Borders designatit the hale border region o soothren Scotland an, thegither wi neeborin regions o Ingland, wis pairt o the historical Borders region.

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Ceity o Aiberdeen | Aiberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll an Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries an Gallowa | Ceetie o Dundee | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | East Lowden | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh | Fawkirk | Fife | Ceetie o Glesga | Hieland | Inverclyde | The Mairches | Midlowden | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanrikshire | Orkney | Perth an Kinross | Renfrewshire | Shetland | Sooth Ayrshire | Sooth Lanrikshire | Stirlin | Wast Dunbartonshire | Wast Lowden | The Waster Isles