Innerleithen  Selkirkshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Innerleithen like this:

Innerleithen, town, Peeblesshire, and par., partly also in Selkirkshire, on Leithen Water, near its influx to the Tweed, 6¼ miles SE. of Peebles and 33 miles S. of Edinburgh by rail - par., 23,981 ac., pop. 3661; town, pop. 2313; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; is one of the seats of the Scottish woollen mfr. Innerleithen is a watering-place in some repute from its medicinal spring, and has generally been identified with the "St Ronan's Well" of Scott's romance. It is a convenient centre for anglers.

Innerleithen through time

Innerleithen is now part of Scottish Borders district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scottish Borders has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Innerleithen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Innerleithen, in Scottish Borders and Selkirkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th January 2022

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