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Percy's Cross with the Site of the Battle of Otterburn Beyond. As the main A68 from the Scottish Border to Newcastle sweeps down from Carter Bar into Redesdale the first significant settlement you encounter is Otterburn. Half a mile before you reach it, a narrow stand of trees extends north from the road. You can turn off into the trees, and from a parking area a footpath leads to Percy's Cross, which commemorates the nearby Battle of Otterburn, fought on the night of 5 August 1388.

Information about and images of the Battle of Otterburn battlefield on Undiscovered Scotland.

"The "Northumberland" tartan, also known as "Border", "Border Riever", and "Shepherd’s Check" predates most Scottish tartans and has long been associated with shepherds of the Border region who were encouraged to move north after the Highland clearances. As early as 1760 the Duke of Northumberland (Percy family) designated this tartan for his personal piper. It was later adopted as the plaid for pipers of The Northumberland Fusiliers, the official tartan of Northumberland County and that of…

"The "Northumberland" tartan, also known as "Border", "Border Riever", and…

Dryhope Tower - geograph.org.uk - 925481.jpg

Dryhope Tower - geograph.org.uk - 925481.jpg

North Sea Trail from Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/05/16/north-sea-trail/ #bestplacesuk

Steps down to bench on Eyemouth to Coldingham coastal walk

Jedburgh Abbey lies on south facing slopes on the north bank of the			 Jed Water, close to the centre of Jedburgh. It was founded, initially as a			 priory, by King David I in			 1138. His intention was partly to demonstrate to the English that the			  Scots could build on a			 grand scale so close to the oft disputed border between the two countries. In			 doing so he was tempting fate and the English: and both failed to resist the			 temptation many times over the following four centuries.

The Abbey Church from the East, Jedburgh Abbey

Loch Fergus is a freshwater post-glacial 'Kettle Hole' sometimes recorded as Fergus Loch.   It is quite visible and is situated in a low lying area close to the B742 road between the farms and dwellings of Trees, Lochfergus and Bowmanston in the Parish of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland.   The loch lies to the north of Martnaham Loch, 4 miles (6.5 km) east southeast of Ayr. It drains to the southwest into the Snipe Loch.

Loch Fergus is a freshwater post-glacial 'Kettle Hole' sometimes recorded as Fergus Loch. It is quite visible and is situated in a low lying area close to the B742 road between the farms and dwellings of Trees, Lochfergus and Bowmanston in the Parish of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The loch lies to the north of Martnaham Loch, 4 miles (6.5 km) east southeast of Ayr. It drains to the southwest into the Snipe Loch.

Rustic mausoleum in the woods for the MacGregor clan in Balquhidder, Scotland.  It is behind a stone wall with a locked gate on the way to the grave site of Rob Roy MacGregor.

Rustic mausoleum in the woods for the MacGregor clan in Balquhidder, Scotland. It is behind a stone wall with a locked gate on the way to the grave site of Rob Roy MacGregor. my relative.

Northumberland's English-Scottish border on the Cheviot Hills (Northumberland National Park)

Northumberland's English-Scottish border on the Cheviot Hills (Northumberland National Park)

North Sea Trail from Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/05/16/north-sea-trail/

Photos from our walk along the North Sea Trail from Eyemouth heading towards Coldingham.

Colorful fishing boats at St. Abbs - Scotland

Beautiful collection of images of this tiny North Sea coast village

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