Also sells Hebridean historical books and genealogical research material which can be accessed online at hebridespeople. The National Library of Scotland also has various historical maps online including the now famous ones by Timothy Pont made in the s and s. A Vision of Britain Through Time between and includes historical maps and descriptions, census reports, etc. Old maps circa are available courtesy of Landmark and are currently browsable by county name. The Scottish Place-Name Society web site has some interesting research. Old photos of various places can be searched for via SCRAN Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network which is an online database of 1 million heritage records from museums, galleries, archives, etc. This website contains a wealth of material such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. The material has been collected from all over Scotland and beyond from the s onwards.
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Jedburgh lies on the Jed Water , a tributary of the River Teviot. The abbey was founded in , but border wars with England in the 16th century left it a ruin. His death is thought to have been caused by excessive fasting. David I built a castle at Jedburgh, and in it was one of five fortresses ceded to England. It was an occasional royal residence for the Scots, but captured by the English so often that it was eventually demolished in , by which time it was the last English stronghold in Scotland.
Alexander III was married in the abbey in At various times and at various locations the town supported a horse market, a cattle market, a corn market and a butcher market. Farm workers and servants also attended hiring fairs seeking employment. It is a subsidiary title of the present Earl of Angus , the Duke of Hamilton. The Duke of Douglas was raised to the position of Viscount Jedburgh Forest, but he died without an heir in In , the Jacobite army led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart passed through the town on its way to England, and the Prince also stayed there.
The Castle Prison opened in In , the geologist James Hutton noted what is now known as the Hutton Unconformity  at Inchbonny, near Jedburgh. James Thomson — who wrote ” Rule Britannia “, was born in Ednam, a village only twelve miles away, but he was educated in Jedburgh.
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It re-opened as an interpretation centre in Displays tell the story of the House, the Lairds and the early development of Galashiels. Now a community and art centre, open March-Nov. The first recorded reference to the town was in , during the reign of David I, contained in a charter where it was referred to as Galche. Gala Hill was first mentioned in the writings of Blind Harry in when he refers to William Wallace’s pursuit of Cospatrick, Earl of Dunbar, who had taken refuge on top of Gala Hill.
By there was evidence of a skilled community in the town as court records tell of several local people being fined, among them were smiths, wheelwrights, foresters andspaders involved with canon carriages.
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They were stripped of their power and the Earl was charged with treason but their followers were allowed to retain their land. The Pringle family originally called Hoppringle had been supporters of the Douglases and they had their lands confirmed by the King. They built a tower in , sections of which were later incorporated into the building you see here, which dates from The family owned the house until , when Sir James Pringle found himself in financial difficulties and left Gala for the family home of Smailholm Tower near Kelso, where he died three years later.
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Front and rear gardens Property description The Hideaway forms part of a row of cottages in a secluded location to the north of Lugate Farm. The village of Stow provides many local services including a primary school, health centre, cafe and a well stocked village shop and post office. There are also a number of leisure facilities in the village including an all weather multi-court, bowling club, park with new children’s playpark and the opportunity to join clubs and hobby groups.
The immediate area has many varied walks along the banks of the Gala Water and in the surrounding hills. Stow is exceptionally well placed for enjoying a rural lifestyle whilst being in easy commuting distance of Edinburgh. The A7 runs through the village and it is 21 miles to Edinburgh city by-pass. The bustling town of Galashiels lies approximately 7 miles south of Stow and is also easily accessed by both road and rail.
Galashiels benefits from a good range of shops including 2 major supermarkets and a wide variety of recreational and sporting facilities. There are several primary schools together with a secondary school located in the town. The surrounding countryside is noted for its scenic beauty, and offers superb opportunities for mountain biking, horse riding, walking, golfing, cycling and fishing.
The Hideaway is a stone built end of terrace cottage dating from circa. The house, originally two cottages, was converted into one house and lies on the west end of the terrace of three properties.
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They have unearthed a skeleton close to a strategic point that was the focus of a fierce battle in September in the days following the Allied landings at Salerno, south of Naples. The historians believe the bracelet — and probably the skeleton — belong to Capt Robert Donald Brown, who was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his role in the battle.
Belt buckles, buttons and ammunition found with the skeleton indicate that the soldier was British. Allied troops landing at Salerno in southern Italy in Under heavy machine gun fire, he managed to storm the hill and take a German trench. During close quarters fighting, he killed several German soldiers, but his own troops were unable to reinforce him, despite desperate appeals for help. The year-old officer was never seen again and was listed as missing in action.
A year after the war ended he was posthumously awarded the DSO. Unsupported, he inspired his company to renewed efforts to reach him and to drive back the enemy. He was training to be a veterinarian when war broke out. His name is inscribed in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Montecassino, the site of another savage battle between the Allies and the Germans.
Two generations of the Brown family were consumed by war.
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Tracey Kutluol was filming the storm from her living room window when her iPhone was zapped by the thunderbolt at 10pm on Thursday. The dramatic footage shows Tracey, from Galashiels, Scottish Borders, joking “I’m going to get electrocuted” as she opened her window to get a better look at the storm. The video shows dark clouds and thunder can be heard before a flash of lightning strikes the phone.
The mum-of-two, who was with her children Max, ten and Mia, 14, while filming the video, said her life flashed before her eyes. Tracey, 43, claims an electric shock ran up her left arm, leaving her with extreme pins and needles.
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Boxted’s parish workhouse was a cottage at the east side of what is still called Workhouse Hill. Boxted former parish workhouse, The Dedham parish workhouse operated between and in a converted L-shaped building on Crown Street. An adjacent house is thought to have been the workhouse master’s house. In , the master received one shilling per week to feed and clothe each inmate. An inventory taken in the same year included a workroom containing twenty spinning-wheels and four looms.
Dedham former parish workhouse, Dedham former workhouse master’s house, A cottage on School Road in Langham, now known as Keeper’s Cottage, was used as the parish’s workhouse prior to
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Most of these are on former mill and industrial estate sites, while other disused mills have been converted to living accommodation. Unusual landmarks or local features[ edit ] The town is home to the Glasite church, in danger of being lost,  but still standing sandwiched between mills and shop buildings on High Street, Botany Lane and Roxburgh Street. The football club’s main stand was built in to designs by Peter Womersley , based in nearby Gattonside.
Dec 12, · The Braw Lads’ Gathering is a surprisingly modern affair, dating to , but commemorates far older events in Galashiels’ history, including the .
Sitting on the fringes of the principal Borders town of Galashiels, it is only a short distance from the Borders Railway station. Dating from and built for a local mill owner Peter Sanderson, the communal entrance vestibule and spectacular hallway come complete with wooden panelling, parquet flooring, a fine staircase, and a large stained-glass window which is a particular feature.
There are also period features throughout the flat which include ornate cornicing, original shutters and doors plus sash and case windows. Recent improvements by the owners include a Georgian style fireplace, and double glazing which compliment the quality kitchen and bathroom appliances and fittings. With large windows offering lovely views over the countryside, the property has an abundance of natural light. There is good storage throughout with the original cellars in the basement providing additional storage options.
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The perfect Idyllic Scottish Rural Retreat. The Mill at Mangerton is a superb example of a successful conversion from a 17th century mill into a comfortable and very private 21st century detached family home. The mill is thought to have been partially built using stone from the nearby Mangerton Tower, a clan Armstrong fortified tower dating back to the Border Reivers days. The property enjoys the peace and quiet that many buyers seek with wonderful country and riverbank walks from the property.
The current owners found the derelict mill twelve years ago and have lovingly restored it over that time to create a truly unique and characterful family home. The property is approached along a private country lane and through a five-bar timber gate onto the gravelled drive.
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