Once part of the Anglian kingdom of Bernicia, extending south into what is today Northumberland, the Lothians became part of the Kingdom of Scotland towards the end of the tenth century.
Today, the Lothians cover the areas to the east, south and west of Edinburgh, as well as the city of Edinburgh itself.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of the Lothians:
Arthur’s Seat, from Holyrood Palace © Kim Traynor
Victoria Road, North Berwick © Richard West
Kirkgate, Linlithgow © Derek Harper
Entrance to Dunbar Harbour © Walter Baxter