The Lothian region of Scotland comprises four main areas.
East Lothian stands between Edinburgh and the North Sea and
comprised mostly rich farmland with extensive grouse moor to
the south. Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh take up the
central portion of the region, to the south of the capital
city and comprise a mixture of urban, industrial and
agricultural landforms. West Lothian forms the western
boundary with farmland and old industrial areas
predominating. Sites are widely spread with isolated groups
of sites dotted around local areas. The number of sites in
the Lothians is around 80 and intensive agriculture over
many centuries offers little chance of new discoveries,
although nothing is certain and a dedicated, and lucky,
stone hunter may be rewarded.