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Tweeddale

Upper Tweeddale
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Upper Tweeddale

The name of an area which was later applied to the former county of Peebles, Tweeddale occupies the upper reaches of the River Tweed from its source south of Glenbreck to its confluence with the Lyne Water, 3 miles (5 km) west of Peebles. It gives its name to the title of Marquess of Tweeddale. The history of the area is featured in the Tweeddale Museum & Gallery which is located in the former Chambers Institution in Peebles, a building donated to the town in 1859 by the publisher Dr. William Chambers (1800-83).

The name features in the Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale parliamentary constituency, notably held from its formation in 1985 until 1997 by David Steel (Lord Steel of Aikwood), but abolished following boundary changes in 2005.


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