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Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: town
Population (2001): 22112    
(1991): 20630
(1981): 19082
(Combined with Inveresk and Wallyford)
(1971): 16849
(1961): 17272
(1951): 17010
(1901): 11704
(Parliamentary Burgh)
(1881): 7866
(1871): 7513
(1861): 7423
(1851): 7092
(1841): 6366

Tourist Rating: Two Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 20-JUN-2018

Latitude: 55.9428°N Longitude: 3.0502°W
National Grid Reference: NT 345 727
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Musselburgh was always a burgh of Midlothian, until it was detached in the local government reorganisation of 1975 to increase the population of East Lothian. This situation persisted through the further reorganisation of 1996.
References and Further Reading
Paterson, James (1857) History of The Regality of Musselburgh. James Gordon, Musselburgh.
Wilkie, James (1919) Historic Musselburgh. William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh

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