Lothian [ ləʊðjən ] ( Scottish Gaelic Lodainn ) from 1975 to 1996, a region in the east of Scotland around the Scottish capital Edinburgh.
Lothian was the name of an ancient country in southeastern Scotland, which was named after a King Loth.
The Lothian region in 1975 formed from the counties of West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the City of Edinburgh. These four territorial units formed the four districts of the region.
1996 Regions and Districts in Scotland were abolished. From the four Districts of Lothian unitary authorities were formed.