Milton Bridge

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Milton Bridge
Bellwood Road, Milton Bridge - - 1001860.jpg
Bellwood Road, Milton Bridge
Grid reference: NT24616220
Location: 55°50’50"N, 3°12’15"W
Local Government

Milton Bridge is a small village in Midlothian.[1] It is located two miles north of the town of Penicuik[2] on the Glencorse Burn and gets its name from the Bridge crossing.

In the 19th century, a number of local paper mills founded in the area caused the village to grow,[3] and later the British Army established the Glencorse Barracks, still in operation, as a depot for the Royal Scots. [4][5]

An experimental farm was set up near Milton Bridge in 1924 by the East Scotland College of Agriculture.[6] In 1947 the University of Edinburgh purchased additional farmland for agricultural training.[7]

The village has one primary school, Glencorse Primary and the nearby Beeslack High School. Another village, Auchendinny, lies to the south, and the two are separated by the Glencorse Golf Course.

Outside links


  1. John Marius Wilson; John Wilson (1 January 1882). The Gazetteer of Scotland. Willow Bend Books. pp. 329–. ISBN 978-1-888265-07-1. 
  2. Scotland (1857). Directory to noblemen and gentlemen's seats, villages, etc., in Scotland ... To which are added tables, shewing the despatch and arrival of the mails ... throughout Scotland and transmission of letters. Compiled by A. G. Findlay; corrected and edited by G. Thomson. pp. 108–. 
  3. David M. Munro (2006). Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places & Landscapes. Collins. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-00-472466-9. 
  4. "Lord Gorton to Tour Camps". Hartlepool Mail - Saturday 15 July 1939, page 5. (via British Newspaper Archives. subscription required)
  5. John Christopher Malcolm Baynes; John Laffin (December 1988). Soldiers of Scotland. Brassey's Defense Publishers. p. 62. 
  6. "Edinburgh Agricultural Students". Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 09 September 1924 page2. (via British Newspaper Archives. subscription required)
  7. "Edinburgh University Buys Estates". Aberdeen Journal - Thursday 13 February 1947. page 4. via British Newspaper Archives. subscription required)