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Peebles, population around 10,000, grew up as a wool and market town on the upper River Tweed. Today many of Peebles residents travel to work in Edinburgh and the town’s economy relies largely on tourism. Local attractions include Neidpath Castle, the old parish church and Kailzie gardens. The Chambers Institute, a library and museum, was given to the town by brothers William and Robert Chambers, publishers of the first Chambers Dictionary and native to the town. Many visitors also come for the salmon fishing on the River Tweed. John Buchan had a house in Peebles at one time, where he practised law. Peebles annual festival is known as the Beltane, which, in common with many Border towns, includes a Common Riding. The map below shows the features of the town as it was around the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map to see an enlargement.

Peebles Map
Peebles Town Map

Map of Peebles

Old map of the town of Peebles circa 1950

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Pebbles Map

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