The old market town of Dalkeith is situated in Midlothian to the south of Edinburgh. The town is made up of a number of different areas, namely Dalkeith Town, Woodburn, Eskbank and Newbattle. The current population is 12,342 people according to the 2011 census.
Dalkeith is the main administrative centre for Midlothian. It is twinned with Jarnac, France, hence the name of the court which is situated in the heart of Dalkeith Town Centre, Jarnac Court.
On the north-eastern edge of Dalkeith at Woodburn is the Dalkeith Campus – housing both Dalkeith High School and St David’s Roman Catholic High School plus community leisure facilities. This area also plays host to Salter’s Gate Primary School and Woodburn Primary School. The other two primary schools servicing the areas are King’s Park and St David’s.
There is an extensive path network for walking and cycling as well as a number of parks all within walking distance including, Cowden Park, Riverside Park, Waterfall Park (includes a kids playpark), Ironmills Park, and Kings Park which has an impressive War Memorial. It also has a Green Flag and good sports facilities.
Dalkeith town centre is well connected with buses and has excellent onward travel facilities, for more information about the local buses, please visit [Lothian Buses] [Borders Buses]
Eskbank Railway station is situation in Eskbank, it is on the Borders Railway. Trains run regularly both to Edinburgh and Tweedbank, connecting Dalkeith further.