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Encyclopedia > Scottish Borders
Scottish Borders council area
Image:ScotlandBorders.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 6th
4,732 km²
? %
Admin HQ Newtown St. Boswells
ISO 3166-2 GB-SCB
ONS code 00QE
Demographics
Population
- Total (2004)
- Density
Ranked 18th
109,270
23 / km²
Politics
Scottish Borders Council
http://www.scotborders.gov.uk/
Control Independent/Conservative Control
MPs
MSPs

Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as "The Borders" or "The Borderland") is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway in the west, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian in the north west, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian to the north, and the counties of Northumberland and Cumbria in England to the south. The administrative centre of the area is Newtown St. Boswells. It covers all of the former counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire as well as part of Midlothian. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Scottish Borders Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². 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David Gordon Mundell (born 27 May 1962 in Dumfries) is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MP and former Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ... Euan Robson (born 17 February 1954) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire. ... Jeremy Purvis (born 15 January 1974) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale. ... The local government of Scotland is organised into 32 unitary authorities covering the mainland and islands of Scotland. ... The council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phris agus Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. ... South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... West Lothian or Linlithgowshire (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. ... City of Edinburgh (Mòr-bhaile Dhùn Èideann in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Lothian (Lodainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... Newtown St. ... The administrative counties of Scotland in 1974 The term Counties of Scotland can variously refer to the Traditional counties of Scotland The former administrative counties of Scotland, which were abolished in 1975. ... Berwickshire (Siorrachd Bhearaig in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Scottish Borders Council and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland, on the border with England. ... Peeblesshire (Siorrachd nam Pùballan in Gaelic) is a traditional county in Scotland. ... Roxburghshire (Siorrachd Rosbroig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Selkirkshire (Siorrachd Shalcraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ...


The area was created in 1975 as a two-tier region with the districts of Berwickshire, Ettrick and Lauderdale, Roxburgh, and Tweeddale within it. In 1996 the region became a unitary authority area and the districts were wound up. The region was created with the name Borders. The name Scottish Borders dates from 1996 and the creation of the modern council area. The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... Berwickshire (Siorrachd Bhearaig in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Scottish Borders Council and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland, on the border with England. ... Ettrick and Lauderdale (Eadaraig agus Srath Labhdair in Scottish Gaelic) was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Borders region of Scotland. ... Historically, the Royal Burgh of Roxburgh (Gaelic: Rosbrog), in the Scottish Borders, was an important trading burgh in the economy of Scotland. ... Tweeddale is the traditional name for the area drained by the upper reaches of the Tweed River, this area was considered to end before the Yarrow Water flowed into the Tweed, so the area to the south and east, was bounded by the Yarrow/Tweed watershed, and to the north... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

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Geography

Geographically the region is hilly in the south, west and north, with the River Tweed flowing west to east through the region. The east of the region is primarily flat sometimes with isolated small groups of hills. The Tweed and its tributaries drain the entire region with the river flowing into the North Sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and forming the border with England for the last twenty miles or so of its length. There are other rivers with this name: see Tweed River The River Tweed at Abbotsford, near Melrose The River Tweed at Coldstream The River Tweed (156 kilometres or 97 miles long) flows primarily through the Borders region of Scotland. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Map sources for Berwick-upon-Tweed at grid reference NT9952 Berwick-upon-Tweed from across the river Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced Berrick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, situated on the east coast on the mouth of the river Tweed. ...


History

The administrative region was formed from four traditional burghs Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Berwickshire but historically, the term Borders has a wider meaning, referring to all of the burghs adjoining the English border, also including Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire - as well as Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland in England. Peeblesshire (Siorrachd nam Pùballan in Gaelic) is a traditional county in Scotland. ... Roxburghshire (Siorrachd Rosbroig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Selkirkshire (Siorrachd Shalcraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Berwickshire (Siorrachd Bhearaig in Gaelic) is a committee area of the Scottish Borders Council and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland, on the border with England. ... The Border country is the hilly area of Lowland Scotland on the border between Scotland and England. ... Dumfriesshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Phris in Gaelic) was a county of Scotland. ... Kirkcudbrightshire (pronounced Kir-COO-bri-shir, also known as the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright or as East Galloway, and Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt in Gaelic) is a traditional county of south-western Scotland, bounded on the north and north-west by Ayrshire, on the west and southwest by Wigtownshire, on the south... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ...


Roxburghshire and Berwickshire historically bore the brunt of the conflicts with England, both during declared wars such as the Wars of Scottish Independence, and armed raids which took place in the times of the Border Reivers. Thus, across the region are to be seen the ruins of many castles, abbeys and even towns. The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between Scotland and England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. ... Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border (Border country), for nearly three hundred years from the late 13th century to the end of the 16th century, although their heyday was perhaps in the last hundred years of their existence. ...


The people of the Scottish Borders are very proud of their heritage and often speak of themselves as "Borderers", before they would say that they are Scots or British. Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


It also should be noted that even though there is a Gaelic name for the region, it has never been spoken in the area, and the traditional language of the area is Scots and its dialects. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Scots or Lallans (Eng: Lowlands), sometimes called Lowland Scots to distinguish it from the Gaelic language of the Highlands, is a West Germanic language used in Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland, and border areas of the Republic of Ireland, where it is known in official circles as Ulster Scots or...


Transport

The region has no railway stations. Although the area was well connected to the Victorian railway system, the branch lines that supplied it were closed in the decades following the Second World War. A bill is before the Scottish Parliament to build the Waverley Line, a commuter service south from Edinburgh to Melrose and perhaps Hawick. Presently, the nearest railway stations are Edinburgh Waverley, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Carstairs Junction. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... For transport in Northern Ireland, see rail transport in Ireland Class 180 Multiple Unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol, England. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... The Waverley Route is an abandoned railway line that ran south from Edinburgh in Scotland, through Midlothian and the Scottish Borders to Carlisle in England. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Melrose(Am Maol Ros in Gaelic) is a small, historic town in the Scottish Borders. ... Hawick (pronounced Hoi-ck) is a town in the Scottish Borders in the south east of Scotland. ... Waverley Station, from the Scott Monument. ... Map sources for Berwick-upon-Tweed at grid reference NT9952 Berwick-upon-Tweed from across the river Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced Berrick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, situated on the east coast on the mouth of the river Tweed. ... Carstairs railway station Serves the town of Carstairs in South Lanarkshire. ...


The region also has no commercial airports - the nearest are Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, both of which are international airports. Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI, ICAO: EGPH), (also called Turnhouse) located in Edinburgh, Scotland, is the eighth largest international airport in the UK. It is located 8 miles (13 km) west of the city centre. ... Newcastle upon Tyne, often shortened to Newcastle, is a city and metropolitan borough situated on the north bank of the River Tyne, in North East England. ...


The main roads to and from the region are:

Also known as the Great North Road. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Eyemouth is a burgh in the Scottish Borders, with a population of around 3,500 people. ... The A7 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Carlisle is a city in the extreme northwest of England, some 16 km from the border with Scotland. ... This article concerns the M6 motorway in England. ... Galashiels (Gaelic: An Geal Ath) is a burgh in the Scottish Borders, on the Gala Water river and is the main town of the region (taking its new position from the decline of their rival town - Hawick. ... The Royal Burgh of Selkirk is a town in the Scottish Borders. ... Hawick (pronounced Hoi-ck) is a town in the Scottish Borders in the south east of Scotland. ... The A68 is a major road in the United Kingdom, running from Darlington in England to Edinburgh in Scotland. ... This article discusses Darlington, England. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Location within the British Isles Jedburgh (Referred to locally Jedart or Jethart) is a royal burgh in the Scottish Borders, lying on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. ... Newtown St. ... Earlston (formerly Ercildoune, of which it is a corruption) is a parish and market town in Berwickshire, Scotland. ... Lauder is a Royal Burgh in the Scottish Borders. ... Biggar is a burgh in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, situated near the River Clyde. ... Innerleithen is a town in Scotland. ... Old Parish Church, Peebles Location within the British Isles Peebles is a burgh in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders, lying on the River Tweed. ...

Notable Towns and villages

Abbey St. ... Burnmouth is the first village in Scotland going north from Berwick upon Tweed. ... Cockburnspath lies near the coast between Berwick Upon Tweed and Edinburgh in Scotland. ... Coldingham is a historic village in Berwickshire, southeast Scotland. ... Coldstream is a burgh in the Scottish Borders. ... A little village in the Scottish Borders ... Dryburgh is a village in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland, famous for Dryburgh Abbey. ... Location within the British Isles Duns is a town in the Scottish Borders. ... Earlston (formerly Ercildoune, of which it is a corruption) is a parish and market town in Berwickshire, Scotland. ... Map sources for Ettrickbridge at grid reference NT387243 Ettrick is a relatively small area within the Scottish Borders. ... Eyemouth is a burgh in the Scottish Borders, with a population of around 3,500 people. ... Galashiels (Gaelic: An Geal Ath) is a burgh in the Scottish Borders, on the Gala Water river and is the main town of the region (taking its new position from the decline of their rival town - Hawick. ... Greenlaw is a town in Scotland. ... Hawick (pronounced Hoi-ck) is a town in the Scottish Borders in the south east of Scotland. ... Innerleithen is a town in Scotland. ... Location within the British Isles Jedburgh (Referred to locally Jedart or Jethart) is a royal burgh in the Scottish Borders, lying on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. ... The centre of Kelso with its cobbled square. ... Kirk Yetholm is a village in the Scottish Borders, eight miles (13 km) southeast of Kelso. ... Lauder is a Royal Burgh in the Scottish Borders. ... Longformacus Longformacus (Longphort Mhacais in Gaelic) is a small village in the Scottish Borders near Duns, about 15km west of Berwick-upon-Tweed. ... Melrose(Am Maol Ros in Gaelic) is a small, historic town in the Scottish Borders. ... Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm is a village in the Scottish Borders, only a few miles from the border of Scotland with England. ... Newtown St. ... Old Parish Church, Peebles Location within the British Isles Peebles is a burgh in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders, lying on the River Tweed. ... Historically, the Royal Burgh of Roxburgh (Gaelic: Rosbrog), in the Scottish Borders, was an important trading burgh in the economy of Scotland. ... The Royal Burgh of Selkirk is a town in the Scottish Borders. ... St. ... The village of Stow lies on the A7 a few miles north of Galashiels. ... Walkerburn is a small village in the Scottish Borders. ...

Places of interest

An artists rendition of the house Abbotsford is a historic house in the region of Scottish Borders in the south of Scotland, near Melrose, on south bank of the River Tweed. ... The Cheviot Hills are a range of rolling hills straddling the England/Scotland border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. ... Dryburgh Abbey was founded in 1152 by Premonstratensian monks, on a site perhaps made sacred by Saint Modan around 600. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Duns Castle. ... Edins Hall Broch is a broch near Duns in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. ... Floors Castle in 1880. ... Glentress Forest is located near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, about 30 miles south of Edinburgh. ... The Forestry Commission is a non ministerial Government Department in the United Kingdom. ... The standard of the NTS The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotlands natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. ... Ancestral family home of the Porteous family on the River Tweed just two miles southwest of Tweedsmuir in Peeblesshire, Scotland, dating from at least 1439. ... The Porteous family are an ancient Scottish Borders family. ... Hermitage Castle is a castle in the border region of Scotland. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Jedburgh Abbey from the River, 1798-99 by Thomas Girtin Jedburgh Abbey is an extremely old but important abbey in a poor state of repair, situated in Jedburgh, in the Borders of Scotland. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Kelso Abbey Kelso Abbey is a Scottish abbey built in the 12th century by a community of Tironensian monks (originally from Tiron, near Chartres, in France) who had moved from the nearby Selkirk Abbey. ... The Lammermuir Hills, Lammermuirs or sometimes still spelt with their earlier name of Lammermoors (An Lomair Mòr in Gaelic), in southern Scotland, form a natural boundary between Lothian and the Scottish Borders. ... Manderston House, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, is the home of Baron Palmer. ... Megget Reservoir in the Scottish Borders is an impounding embankment dam that holds water for Lothian. ... Mellerstain House is the home of the 13th Earl of Haddington. ... Melrose Abbey, June 2004 Melrose Abbey, located in Melrose, Scotland, was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Neidpath Castle is a L-plan rubble built tower, over looking the river Tweed about 1 mile west of Peebles. ... Nisbet is small settlement in the traditional county of Berwickshire, Scotland. ... Paxton House Paxton House is a historic house in the Scottish Borders, near Berwick-upon-Tweed. ... The Pennine Way is a long-distance footpath in England. ... National Trails is an umbrella agency of the UK government which has a mandate to promote, maintain and develop the network of long distance footpaths in the United Kingdom. ... The standard of the NTS The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotlands natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. ... The standard of the NTS The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotlands natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. ... Smailholm Tower is a peel tower that stands some five miles from Kelso in the Scottish borders. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Opened in 1984, the Southern Upland Way is a 212 mile (340 km) coast to coast walk in Scotland between Portpatrick in the west and Cockburnspath in the east. ... National Trails is an umbrella agency of the UK government which has a mandate to promote, maintain and develop the network of long distance footpaths in the United Kingdom. ... St Marys Loch is the largest natural loch in the Scottish Borders Region and is situated on the A708 motorway about 72km south of Edinburgh. ... A river of the Scottish Borders, the River Teviot rises in the western foothills of Comb Hill on the border of Dumfries and Galloway. ... Thirlestane Castle. ... Traquair House; photo taken during the 2004 Traquair Fair Traquair House, approximately 5 miles south of Peebles (55:36:37N 3:04:06W), is considered to be the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland. ... Trimontium is the name of a Roman fort at Newstead, near Melrose, Scotland, close under the three Eildon Hills (whence the name trium montium). ... Wedderburn Castle, Duns, Berwickshire is a historic home of the Earls of Home. ...

See also

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 Gàidhealtachd), that is, everywhere due south and east of a line (the Highland Boundary Fault) between Stonehaven and...

External links

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Scottish Borders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (611 words)
Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as "The Borders" or "The Borderland") is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland.
It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway in the west, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian in the north west, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian to the north, and the counties of Northumberland and Cumbria in England to the south.
The people of the Scottish Borders are very proud of their heritage and often speak of themselves as "Borderers", before they would say that they are Scots or British.
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