|River Tweed near Dryburgh Abbey|
The Tweed is one of Scotland's prime trout and salmon rivers and its many tributaries include the Teviot, Ettrick, Leader, Whiteadder and Blackadder.
|Leader Water at Earlston where I now live|
RUGBY is the pride and passion of the Scottish Borders and the game of Rugby Sevens originated in Melrose in 1893.
Known as the "Voice of Rugby", Borderer Bill McLaren (1923-2010) was born and brought up in Hawick. He became a PE teacher and journalist, whose own rugby playing career had been halted by serious illness. But he achieved fame as a radio and TV commentator, known throughout the rugby world at home and abroad. He was greatly respected for his distinctive tongue, his skill with words, his unbiased commentating, his knowledge and meticulous preparation, compiling detailed anecdotes and notes on players, matches, and teams. His archive is now housed at the Heritage Hub in Hawick. Memorial busts to Bill McLaren have been unveiled in both Hawick and at Murrayfield, Scotland's international rugby ground in Edinburgh,.
RUMBLEDETHUMPS is a traditional dish from the Scottish Borders made of potato, cabbage and onion - similar to the English buble & squeak and the Irish colcannon.
Scotts, Sir Walter and Scott's View
A-Z Challenge Preview
A-Z Challenge A - Abbeys,Abbotsford and Armstrongs
A-Z Challenge B - Border Reivers, Border Ballads and Blackmail
A-Z Challenge F - Flodden, Fletcher and Flowers of the Forest
A-Z Challenge G - A Green & Pleasant Land and Galashiels
A-Z Challenge H - Hermitage Castle and Hawick
A-Z Challenge K - Kalaidoscope, Kelso and Kinmont Willie
A-Z Challenge L - The Fair Lilliard and Leaderfoot Viaduct
A-Z Challenge M - Muckle Mou'ed Meg and Melrose
A-Z Challenge N - Newark Castle and Nature
A-Z Challenge O - Oxford Connections - Sir James Murray & Mary Somerville
A-Z Challenge P - Pele Towers and Princely Connections
A-Z Challenge Q - Queen of Scots and Queen of Elfland