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Lochrin

A small district of Central Edinburgh, Lochrin lies between Fountainbridge in the west and Tollcross to the east. Lochrin Place extends west from Home Street, while Lochrin Buildings (1897) represents a section of Gilmore Place. Lochrin Basin is the eastern terminus of the Union Canal. Robert Gray established a brewery here in 1731. This became the Lochrin Distillery in 1798, which operated here until 1848 after which it was replaced by the Lochrin Iron Works. The name originates from the rin or stream emerging from the South Loch (or Borough Loch), which once lay to the northwest of The Meadows.


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