Parish of Cranston

Cranston is a small parish, which lies in Midlothian Council Area, some 5 miles (8 km) south of Prestonpans in East Lothian and 5 miles (8 km) east of Bonnyrigg in Midlothian.

It is located in the old county of Midlothian, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.

The parish has an area of 17.4 sq. km (6.7 sq. miles). Cranston has 8 neighbouring parishes; namely Borthwick, Crichton, Dalkeith, Humbie, Inveresk, Newbattle, Ormiston and Tranent. The boundaries of this parish were modified among significant changes recommended by the Boundary Commissioners after the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.

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