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This evening, I am presenting an image of St. Cuthbert’s Church, Norham. From an architectural perspective, this is a fascinating building dating from 1165 (but possibly on the site of a much earlier Saxon building). The church has had a chequered history being occupied by Scots’ King Robert the Bruce during a siege of the nearby castle in 1320. It was restored in 1619 with further restoration evident in more recent times.

Norham is a pleasant village, well worth a visit in conjunction with the local castle.

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This evening I am presenting some images of a recent visit to Abbotsford, the former home of Sir Walter Scott near Melrose.

The gardens provide a colourful complement to the House which sits on the banks of the River Tweed and comprise three elements: Entrance Courts; Morris Garden and Walled Kitchen Garden.

These gardens provide some opportunity for quiet reflection and are well worth a visit.

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Colourful shop in the ‘book town’ of Wigtown

Greedy goat in Galloway

Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. From this ancient volcanic plug was produced curling stones.

Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle, ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT.

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