Lyne, Scottish Borders

Lyne (Scottish Gaelic: An Lainn) is a small village and civil parish in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the market town of Peebles; it lies off the A72, in the old county of Peeblesshire and has an area of about 4 square miles (10 km2).

The Lyne Water flows through the village on its journey from the Pentland Hills to the River Tweed.

Lyne railway station was, along with Stobo railway station, one of the nine intermediate stations of the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway branch line. See also: Lyne Viaduct.

Dawyck Botanic Garden and Dawyck House are nearby.

The Kirk at Lyne, Scottish Borders

By an Act of the Scottish Parliament of 1621, [1] the Parish of Lyne was joined to that Megget, some 14 miles to the south without any proper connecting road. This union was dissolved after 270 years in 1891.[2]

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  1. XXIII Parliament, 4th of August 1621, Act V Amend the Plantation of Kirks, as yet unplanted (p129 of Laws and Acts Parliament since 1597, Edinburgh 1674)
  2. Confirmed by Order in Council 12th January 1891, see Edinburgh Gazette 27th January 1891, p. 99

Coordinates: 57°20′N 3°24′W / 57.333°N 3.400°W / 57.333; -3.400

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