"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.
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The History of Blainslie, Roxburghshire by Colonel W.H. Oliver, published at Blainslie in 1981, ISBN 0950635405.
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For information on farming life at Blainslie in the 16th century, see Mary Stewart's People.