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Craigour

A small district of S Edinburgh, Craigour is located on the Burdiehouse Burn, next to the rather larger district of Moredun, 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the city centre. Craigour lies alongside the Old Dalkeith Road (A7) opposite Little France and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and developed from a farm-stead that was recorded on the Ordnance Survey map of 1855 as Craigo'er. It now represents a mixture of private housing (to the northwest) and public housing (to the southeast) with limited facilities (a public house, shop and bookmaker). The area is dominated by the four sixteen-storey tower blocks of Moredun which lie immediately to the southwest. Craigour Park Primary School opened in 2003 a quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the south on Moredun Park Road.


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