Drumbrae


Drumbrae

Drumbrae is the name of a suburb of west Edinburgh, Scotland generally considered to be part of the neighbouring larger area of Corstorphine. This is a commuter settlement as many people who live in the area travel to the centre of town to go to their work.

The name appears to derive from the Scottish Gaelic Druim Bràigh meaning "the brow of the ridge" and this ridge can still be seen today, and is an extension of Corstorphine Hill.

In the area there is lots of housing, a primary school, a leisure centre and some shopping facilities. A gala is also held once a year which brings many people from the local community together in an event.

Drumbrae has become a more popular area to live in recent years as people move away from the centre of Edinburgh.

The area contains a diverse range of social and economic backgrounds. From affluent retired households to low income families but a few streets away.[1] Many are employed,[2] usually in service industries but there is also a higher rate of crime in the area.[3]

References

Coordinates: 55°57′15″N 3°17′30″W / 55.95417°N 3.29167°W / 55.95417; -3.29167



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