West Linton, Scottish Borders

West Linton is a conservation village in the Scottish Borders which lies between the Pentland and Cloich Hills, 20 miles south west of Edinburgh. The Whipman Week with riding, a fairground, dancing and many other events runs in the village 1 – 8 June 2007.

The village was an important centre for stone caring from the 16th century. You can see the marriage stone carving by James Gifford dating from 1660 on a wall in the main street.

The Jubliee clock tower is also in the main street. The statue on the clock tower is a replica of Lady Gifford carved by her husband, the original statue is kept indoors.

There is a heritage walk around the village or if you feel energetic there is circular cycling route.

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