HAILES-QUARRY, a village, in the parish of Colinton, county of Edinburgh, ¾ of a mile (N. W. by W.) from Colinton; containing: 158 inhabitants. It is situated in the south-east part of the parish, on the road from Edinburgh to Currie; and has its adjunct from a considerable stone-quarry, of which the material is of a slaty quality, and divides easily into thin portions, excellent for pavements, lobbies, and steps. The quarry is wrought to a great depth, and is very productive; and in one year, 1825, when building in Edinburgh was pushed to some extent, yielded its proprietor, Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, Bart., a rent of £9000. Hailes was anciently the name of the parish.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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