East Lothian

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A former mining village in Inveresk Parish, East Lothian, Wallyford lies 1¼ miles (2 km) east of Musselburgh. Following the closure of the colliery, village growth was revitalised as a commuter settlement by the opening of a rail link with Edinburgh in 1994 and the bypassing of the village by a new dual-carriageway in the early 1980s. There is a garden centre and a small industrial estate. Wallyford was the birthplace in 1828 of the novelist Margaret Oliphant. Immediately southwest is the site of the Battle of Pinkie (1547), the culmination of the 'Rough Wooing' campaign.

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