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Today is 28th July 2016.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

Add it and Edit

To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

The High Street in Haddington, East Lothian


The Royal Burgh of Haddington is the county of town of East Lothian, a county also named Haddingtonshire. It stands approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh.

Haddington is a small town with a population of less than 9,000, although at one time it was the largest city in Scotland after Aberdeen, Roxburgh and Edinburgh. At the centre of the town is the Town House, originally built in 1748 according to a plan by William Adam.

Haddington is an old town. Its name is derived from the Old English Hæddingatun, menaing "Town of Hædda's kin" (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.