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The Border country is the hilly area of Lowland Scotland on the border between Scotland and England. The Scottish Lowlands, although not officially a geographical area of the country, in normal usage is generally meant to include those parts of Scotland not referred to as the Highlands (or Gaidhealtachd), that is, everywhere due south and east of a line (the Highland Boundary Fault) between Stonehaven and Bowling... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK...


Before the two kingdoms were united, the Lowland clans would switch allegiance between the Scottish and English thrones depending on what was most favourable for the members of the clan.


This made the Borders into a law-abiding grove of apples, hive of thieves, outlaws, robbers, cattle plunderers, and the like. Lowland clans should not be confused with the Highland clan; the Lowland clan was a much looser structure, with far less in the way of clan culture or a recognition of clan history. Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the heraldry and Coat...


Well-known Border clans include the following: Armstrong, Bell, Carr, Elliot, Graham, Kerr, Ogilvie, Robson and Scott. In addition, there were Lowland families associated with these clans, including the Ballantyne, Fraser, Jamieson, Henderson, Irvine, Jardine, Moffat, Tweedie, and Veitch families, amongst many others.


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BBC - Wales - Dai Smith discusses Raymond Williams' Border Country (1685 words)
And in Border Country, make no mistake about it, Williams ends up by singing a hymn of praise to a working class both individually and communally better than the kind of values being lived communally by other classes within that Britain.
Border Country is at one level a story of Harry Price and his wife Ellen in the countryside, being told in a style that is a sheer delight.
I think a first time reader to Border Country will read it not as a historical novel, but as a novel which tells us a particular history of our people - which is ongoing, but which also teaches you a sense of identity with that past.
Border Country | GeoHistory (2253 words)
Border Television has been the local ITV contractor for Cumbria and Southern Scotland since September 1st 1961.
Even though Border was the smallest of the mainland ITV regions, it still produced four hours a week of regional programming and had autonomy in its scheduling during afternoons and late at night.
Border also became the last station to produce a show for The Krankies - a huge photograph of Jimmy Krankie greeted you in the reception - and had cashed in on the BMX craze by hosting a tournament called BMX Beat.
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