- 1) SLATEFORD, a village, in the parish of Colinton, county of Edinburgh, 3 miles (S. W.) from Edinburgh; containing 221 inhabitants. This village is situated on the Water of Leith, nearly below the magnificent aqueduct of the Union canal over that stream. The district around is a scene of considerable activity and industry; numerous mills are driven by the river, and at InglisGreen, immediately below Slateford, is an excellent bleachfield under the direction of Mr. M'Whirter. In the village is a post-office. There is also a chapel, built in 1784, of which the minister has a salary of £130, with a dwelling-house and garden.2) SLATEFORD, a village, in the parish of Edzell, county of Forfar, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Brechin; containing 290 inhabitants. This village is situated near the western bank of the North Esk river, in the south-eastern quarter of the parish.See the article on Edzell.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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