The South East Scotland Region was formed by amalgamating the four previous Scout Areas of Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian, and City of Edinburgh.
There are now seven Scout Districts in the Region:
- Braid - merging Blackford and Morningside (from April 2012)
- Borders. The old Area was 4 Districts: Berwickshire District, Ettrick and Lauderdale District, Roxburgh District, Tweeddale District.
- East Lothian. The old Area was 2 Districts: North — East Lothian District and South — East Lothian District
- Craigalmond - merging Haymarket and Inverleith (from April 2012) Craigalmond Scouts
- Edinburgh North East - merging Leith District and Portobello District
The Edinburgh Scout Area was formerly 8 Districts: Blackford, Haymarket, Inverleith, Leith, Merchiston (Merger Gorgie and Craiglockhart Districts), Morningside, Pentlands and Almond Valley and Portobello.
When the Edinburgh Scout Area was changed to South East Region the area contained 10 Districts: Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian, Pentland, Haymarket, Blackford, Morningside, Leith and Portobello. The changes made in April 2012 reflect the current Scouting Area.
Famous quotes containing the words south, east, scotland and/or region:
“You can forget what I said about buying the gun. Youre a tenderfoot. Liberty Valances the toughest man south of the Picket Wirenext to me.”
—Willis Goldbeck (19001979)
“A puff of wind, a puff faint and tepid and laden with strange odours of blossoms, of aromatic wood, comes out the still nightthe first sigh of the East on my face. That I can never forget. It was impalpable and enslaving, like a charm, like a whispered promise of mysterious delight.... The mysterious East faced me, perfumed like a flower, silent like death, dark like a grave.”
—Joseph Conrad (18571924)
“The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only Gods Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon Gods throne, but even by God himself they are called gods.”
—James I of England, James VI of Scotland (15661625)
“Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.”
—Philip Guedalla (18891944)