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Lothian One of the smaller Scottish regions, Lothian covers an area of just under 700 square miles and has a population of 750,000.
It is home to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, with the only other main population centre being the town of Livingston.
The town of Dumbarton serves as a reminder that the region now includes the former county of Dumbartonshire. With Midlothian being another former county within the Lothian region.
Products from the region include bacon, vegetables, coal, whisky, engineering and electronics.
Natural features of the region include Lammermuir, a range of hills, Moorfoot, the Pentland Hills and Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth, renowned for it's seabird population.
Edinburgh hosts a Military Tattoo each year in it's castle set high upon a hill above the city.