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Mary, Queen of Scots reenactment at Traquair House

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Glasgow and drove S.W. towards the Jedburgh region in the Scottish Borders, a trip which too about two hours. On the latter section of the drive we encountered classic Borders landscape as manifested in rolling hills, narrow roads, omnipresent sheep, rivers and streams and seasonal colours (gorse).

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Hermitage Castle in landscape.

This evening, I am posting information on the austere edifice known as Hermitage Castle which is located  six miles north of Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region and about seventy-one miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.

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High Street, Langholm, Scottish Borders.

High Street, Langholm, Scottish Borders.

This evening, I am focusing on Langholm in the Scottish Borders. Location is approximately 25 miles drive from Carlisle, in Dumfries & Galloway.

This town (population of about 2500) has an interesting history most prominent aspect of which is involvement with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. Today the town is closely associated with Clan Armstrong which in turn is identified with nearby Gilnockie Tower. A summary of history and related facts:

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