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Today is 7th February 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 -

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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.

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Innerleithin

Innerleithen

Innerleithen is a small town in Peeblesshire, in the midst of the hills. The surrounding hills dictate the layout of the town: to the north the peaked hill of Lee Pen (1,647 feet), and its southerly spur Caerlee Hill (846 feet). To the east the rounded hill of Pirn Craig locally known as "Rocky" (1,191 feet) and its townward spur of Windy Knowe, also known as "Pirn Hill" (328 feet). To the south, beyond the Tweed, the extended of ridge of Plora Craig rises sharply from the southerly bank. Thus the town has grown in an inverted 'T' shape north up the valley of the Leithen and east-west along north bank flood plain of the Tweed.

It is here that the river joins the Tweed, and this meeting of the rivers gives the town its name. From where the Leithin enters the Tweed, the Tweed flows approximately west-east, and the Leithen flows from the north (Read more)

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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.