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Meadhan Lodainn
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Administrative headquarters Dalkeith
surface 354 km² (21.)
Population (2012) 84,240 (27.)
ISO 3166-2 GB-MLN
ONS code 00QW
Website www.midlothian.gov.uk
Midlothian (traditional)

Midlothian ( Gaelic Meadhan Lodainn , more rarely Edinburghshire ) is one of 32  Council Areas in Scotland . It lies south of the Firth of Forth and borders Edinburgh , East Lothian and Scottish Borders . Midlothian is a partner district of the Hungarian Komárom-Esztergom county and the German district of Heinsberg and also one of the Lieutenancy Areas of Scotland.

Midlothian is also a traditional county . As such, Midlothian also includes Edinburgh and is bordered by West Lothian , East Lothian , Berwickshire , Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire .

Cities and villages



The Midlothian Council comprises 18 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows:

Political party Seats
Labor 7th
SNP 6th
LibDem 5

Individual evidence

  1. Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
  2. Results of the regional elections 2017 ( Memento from September 8, 2017 in the Internet Archive )

Web links

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