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Gorebridge Parish Church
Grid reference: NT343616
Location: 55°50’37"N, 3°3’-0"W
Population: 5,777  ((2001 Census))
Post town: Gorebridge
Postcode: EH23
Dialling code: 01875
Local Government
Council: Midlothian

Gorebridge is a post town and former mining village in Midlothian. The village gets its name from the bridge across the River Gore, a tributary of the South Esk. It was the home of Scotland's first gunpowder mill, the Stobhill Gunpowder Works, at the Gore Water, that started operating in 1794.

Big Society

Gorebridge has an annual gala day. This is much like a town fair, with rides and games. The gala day has a tradition of picking a Town King and Queen from the primary schools.

Football (junior): Arniston Rangers FC

About the village

In the Gore Glen there is a shallow cave, named "The King's Cave". According to legend a thief used to steal cattle and hide in this nearby cave. It is not, as some think, named after Robert the Bruce, who was said to have hidden here after his military defeat.

Gorebridge is being reconnected to the railway, on the new Waverley Line. A new Gorebridge Station has ben built on the site of the original station that closed at the contraction of the rail network. The new line will link Edinburgh (Edinburgh Waverley Station) to the Middle Shires, as far as Carlisle.

See also

Outside links

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