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Peeblesshire is a traditional county in the south of Scotland. It is the northernmost of the four counties that were brought together under Scottish Borders Council.
Geography & Economy
Peeblesshire is a small and sparsely populated county, with most of the population concentrated in the two towns of Peebles and Innerleithen. The south of the county is largely upland hills and forestry, as is the north east of the county, where the Pentland Hills form a natural barrier. Peebles lies astride the River Tweed, which is known for Salmon Fishing and so a series of hotels grew up in the Victorian era. Several of these still thrive, still drawing tourists into the heart of the county, both for the fishing, but also other outdoor pursuits in the surrounding landscape.
The old industries of mills along the rivers have mostly gone, but the county is now on the fringes of the commuter belt for Edinburgh, the A702 providing a relatively direct route into the capital. The arrival of the Borders Railway a few miles to the east in Galashiels can only help this, and bring more tourism to the area.
The A72 is the main east-west route across the county, following the River Tweed, with other roads heading north towards Edinburgh. Only the A701 heads to the south of the county, crossing the hills to Moffat. Away from the towns and valley floors there are few unclassified roads, the road across the hills from Cappercleuch to Tweedsmuir in the south being the main exception.
|A702||Edinburgh||St John's Town of Dalry||83 miles||View|
|A703||Hillend, south of Edinburgh||Peebles||17.9 miles||View|
|A752||Kaimrig End||Moffat||26.5 miles||View|
|B705||Leadburn||Blyth Bridge||9.2 miles||View|
|B713||Kaimrig End||Moffat||26.5 miles||View|
|B7059||West Linton||Drochil||6.8 miles||View|
|B7088||Horsbrugh Ford||Cardrona||0.4 miles||View
|T89||West of Biggar||Edinburgh||View|
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