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Gogarloch

A small area of late-20th century private housing within the South Gyle district of W Edinburgh, Gogarloch lies between South Gyle railway station and South Gyle Broadway, 4½ miles (7 km) west of the city centre.

The former Gogar Loch was a shallow post-glacial water body which gradually silted up to become a marsh by the late Mediaeval period. It was finally drained to provide agricultural land during the 17th and 18th centuries. The loch formed a focal point for prehistoric settlement, with archaeological evidence indicating occupation from the Neolithic period until Mediaeval times.


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