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"BLAINSLEE, a village in the north-east extremity of the parish of Melrose, Roxburghshire. It stands on the right bank of the Leader, 3 miles south-south-east of Lauder, on the road thence to St Boswells."

From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Blainslie has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


The History of Blainslie, Roxburghshire by Colonel W.H. Oliver, published at Blainslie in 1981, ISBN 0950635405.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NT542442 (Lat/Lon: 55.689137, -2.730073), Blainslie which are provided by:


For information on farming life at Blainslie in the 16th century, see Mary Stewart's People.