Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Haddington, the capital of Haddingtonshire, Scotland, is nearly in the centre of the county on the river Tyne. 17 miles E. of Edinburgh. It has one of the chief grain-markets in Scotland, and its abbey-church, called "The Lamp of Lothian" (Lucerna Laudoniae), is of great antiquity. This royal burgh, which was several times burnt in the wars with England, was the birthplace of John Knox, and of Jane Welsh, wife of Carlyle.

“Not a drop of rain falls in the sandy desert or on the barren rock, however useless it may seem to be, that is not seen to be of value by God, and that is not designated to accomplish some important purpose there.”
–Albert Barnes, Notes, Job 38:26