Fact File

The Scots Magazine - - Contents -

● Pee­bles has been a ma­jor trade route between the Cen­tral Belt and Scot­tish Bor­ders for cen­turies. Its Cum­bric trans­la­tion Pe­byll means Place of Sheil­ings.

● At 742m (2434ft) Dun Rig is the high­est point of the Glen­sax Horse­shoe and high­est in the Scot­tish Bor­ders.

● Mel­rose Abbey, es­tab­lished in 1136 by David I, was the first Cis­ter­cian monastery built in Scot­land.

● Dry­burgh Abbey is the fi­nal rest­ing place of Sir Wal­ter Scott and Field Mar­shall Earl Haig.

● Smail­holm Tower was built in the mid-15th cen­tury. Due to its prox­im­ity to the Scot­tish/english bor­der, raiders at­tacked it many times over the years.

● Kelso Abbey, founded by David I in 1128, be­came one of the rich­est in Scot­land due to the vast lands, churches and farms un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion.

A mar­vel­lous view of the Eil­don Hills from St Boswells

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