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Dryburgh Abbey, Borders Region

Dryburgh Abbey, Borders Region, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders region.

Dryburgh was founded in 1150 by an Anglo-Norman named Hugh de Moreville who had been granted lands in Scotland by King David I. The Abbey was occupied not by monks but by Premonstratensians who were priests who lived together in the community.

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Ormistons at Scott's View, Melrose

Ormistons at Scott’s View, Melrose, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings at Melrose and drove a short distance to our first stop at Scott’s View, a¬† stunning landscape, reputed to be the favourite viewpoint of novelist, Sir Walter Scott, which overlooks the valley of the River Tweed and Melrose. Here we stopped for group photos.

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Marauding Ormistons at Smailholme Tower
Marauding Ormistons at Smailholme Tower, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Melrose and walked across to Melrose Abbey, a stunning, sandy pink coloured ruin built for Cistercian monks in the 12th century on direction of King David I of Scotland. Following attacks by English troops in the 14th and 16th centuries and culminating in the Reformation of 1560 the building is now a romantic ruin and popular tourist attraction. By chance, we discovered some Ormiston grave stones in the Abbey burial ground: Adam Ormiston and Andrew Ormiston

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