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Parish of Heriot

Heriot is a parish, which lies in the Scottish Borders Council Area, some 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Bonnyrigg in Midlothian and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

It is located in the old county of Midlothian, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.

The parish has an area of 67 sq. km (25.8 sq. miles). Heriot has 6 neighbouring parishes; namely Borthwick, Crichton, Fala & Soutra, Innerleithen, Stow and Temple. The boundaries of this parish were modified among significant changes recommended by the Boundary Commissioners after the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.


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