Place:Craigmillar, Midlothian, Scotland

Coordinates55.931667°N 3.140556°W
Located inMidlothian, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoDuddingston, Midlothian, Scotlandparish in which Craigmillare located
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandcity into which Duddingston was absorbed in 1896
Lothian, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
Midlothian (council area), Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

Craigmillar is located in the former parish of Duddingston within the City of Edinburgh.

The community has its roots in the 14th and 15th century and the building of Craigmillar Castle which, for a short time, housed Mary, Queen of Scots. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the local aquiferd were found to provide excellent water for brewing and seven separate breweries were founded in the area. The last of these survived until 1987.

Throughout the 20th century Craigmill has been the location of public housing schemes providing homes for people working in the centre of Edinburgh and elsewhere.

Research Tips

Refer to the parish of Duddingston and to Edinburgh