Pathhead is a small village in Midlothian that surrounded by many historical points of interest. The village itself runs along each side of the A68 which is the a main road that climbs up the hillside along the Southside of the Tyne Water. This was originally a Roman road and dates back to around 2000 years ago and linked the Roman town of Corbridge at Hadrian’s Wall and the fortress located where Musselburgh lies today.
The modern village however, expanded significantly when a linen mill was built in 1738 and thatched cottages sprung up to house the workers. The village today has a school and a number or shops and pubs.
People travel to Pathhead to visit the nearby Soutra Aisle which sits on Soutra Hill. This is the ruins of ‘the House of the Holy Trinity this was a church that was part of a complex comprising a hospital and a friary but was arguably one of the most important medieval hospitals in Scotland.