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About Carrington


Carrington is a small, rural village in Midlothian, Scotland. Situated at a height of 150m (490ft) amsl, the population of Carrington itself is around 105 (in circa 2009) and, together with the surrounding farmland, was designated a Conservation Area by the Midlothian Council in 1972.


Many of the houses are owned and rented out by the Council which also maintain the village greens, some with ornate flowerbeds, and also the grassed playpark area and facilities. There are no shop or hospitality facilities.


In 1976, 1977 and 1978, Carrington was named the best-kept village in Scotland.



The civil parish of Carrington covers 3523 hectares (about 3.5 miles east-west and 2 miles north-south). It had a population of just 316 in 2011 having been around double that in the period between the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries, no doubt due to the labour intensive needs of the then prevalent mining and agricultural industries.


A village community hall was constructed in the 1980s and is still a popular venue for monthly traditional Scottish dances due to its quality dance floor and also hosts occasional carpet bowls nights and private functions (see Village hall).