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A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Gullane (anc. Golyn), a village in Dirleton parish, N Haddingtonshire, ½ mile SE of the head of Gullane Bay, and 4 miles NW of Drem Junction. The sandy links around it, burrowed by hundreds of rabbits, form an excellent coursing ground; and it has a race-horse training establishment, an inn, and a public school. Its church, St Andrew's, given early in the 13th century to Dryburgh Abbey by Sir William de Vaux, and made collegiate by Sir Walter de Haliburton in 1446, is roofless now and much dilapidated. Imperfect at both extremities, it comprised a nave and an apsidal chancel, 71 and 20 feet long, which retain a zigzagged chancel arch of advanced Norman character, and a broad trigonal string-course on the outer N wall of the nave and the S side of the chancel. The ruins are figured in Grose's Antiquities (1789), and described in T. S. Muir's -Notiees of Ancient Churches in Scotland (1848). Till 1612 Gullane gave name to the parish of Dirleton.—Ord. Sur., sh. 33, 1863.

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