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Nether Liberton

The old village of Nether Liberton lies on the southern approaches to the Scottish capital. It is actually one of four divisions of the old parish of Liberton, comprising Kirk Liberton, at the top of Liberton Brae, Over or Upper Liberton, the area around Liberton Tower, Liberton Dams, at the foot of the Brae, and Nether Liberton itself, the northernmost part of the parish, and is situated at the junction of the Gilmerton Road and the Liberton Road.

Records of Nether Liberton, orginally part of the ancient barony of Craigmillar, date back to the times of King David I of Scotland. Later, the lands of Nether Liberton were granted by King David II to Sir William Ramsey of Dalwolsey (Dalhousie), after he had helped the King defeat the English at the Battle of Nisbet in 1369. Sir William's grandfather had actually been a signatory to the great Declaration of Arbroath, the document asserting Scotland's right to exist as a free nation.

[ Old Mill | Village | Doocot and Inch House | Liberton Bank House ]

[ Good's Corner/Cable Trams | Flood of 2000 ]

We are grateful to Colin Symes for Liberton information reproduced from his website -