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is a village in East Lothian
East Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy Area. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Midlothian. Its administrative centre is Haddington, although its largest town is Musselburgh....
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. It is close to the larger town of Musselburgh
Musselburgh is the largest settlement in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, six miles east of Edinburgh city centre.-History:...
and approximately 7 miles east of Edinburgh
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Wallyford has a station
Wallyford railway station is a railway station serving the town of Wallyford, East Lothian near Musselburgh in Scotland. It is located on the East Coast Main Line, 12 km east of Edinburgh Waverley...
on the Edinburgh – North Berwick railway line
The North Berwick Line is a railway line linking Edinburgh with North Berwick in Scotland. The route follows the East Coast Main Line as far as Drem where it then branches to the north....
, operated by First ScotRail
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. It has a primary school, Community Centre and several small convenience stores. The town was initially populated by coal miners and later grew as an overspill–commuter town for workers from Musselburgh and Edinburgh.
There has been a major investment in the area which has resulted in the building of over 1000 private David Wilson/Belway houses.
There is currently planning permission for a new village centre, which will include a new primary and nursery school, community centre, supermarket and green space area.
Victorian writer Margaret Oliphant was born in Wallyford on 4 April 1828. Among her best known works were, Katie Stewart
, The Carlingford Chronicles
and Tales of the Seen and Unseen
. She died in Wimbledon on 25 June 1897 and was buried in Eton Cemetery near Windsor.
Willie Park, Sr., the first and four-time winner of the Open Championship in golf, was born in Wallyford on 30 June 1833. He died on 25 July 1903 at age 70.