The Borders Book
Birlinn, 1995 - Borders Region (Scotland) - 272 pages
This is a comprehensive collection of essays covering all aspects of the Scottish Borders, that lovely and much loved region of Scotland where a great wealth of the nation's historical and cultural treasures are to be found. Essays explore the area's history, including geological and prehistoric aspects, architecture, historical figures, the beautiful landscapes, noted writers, customs, language, music, and its military and sporting traditions.
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