Illustrated with color photographs and narrated by authors Kenneth and Norman Turnbull of the Borders Turnbull clan, Borders Tales and Trails guides the reader through the exploration of the most important and exciting heritage sites in the Borders of Scotland.
The story of Scotland is that of a brave and defiant people’s desire for self-determination. The recorded part of that story covers thousands of years and involves much internal strife and frequent wars with great foreign powers, including the Vikings, Romans, and English. That a nation so small could not only survive under such conditions but also evolve and thrive, influencing the entire world, is a testament to the power of human will and courage.
From one site to the next, you will learn what occurred in the past and what exists today. Directions include GPS settings by postal code and coordinates.
|Publisher:||Light Messages Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Norman Turnbull was born in Edinburgh in 1942 and grew up in the Borders countryside. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Air Force. On retirement from his Service, Norman returned home to Scotland and his heritage in the Borders where he shepherded and explored known and forgotten history.
In 2009, Norman worked with the local Borders Turnbull Clan Association in the preparations for the international clan gathering and the unveiling of the famous Turning of the Bull monument at the Hawick Heritage Hub. Norman was appointed Clan High Shanachie by the Turnbull Clan Association in 2010.
Table of Contents
Foreword Preface Way Back The Land Indigenous People The Roman Empire Mixed Cultures Borders Central Borders Rule and Rulewater Border Reivers Scotland in the Twenty-First Century Shapers William Wallace 1272—1305—Guardian of Scotland King Robert the Bruce 1274—1329—King of Scots James Douglas 1289—1330—Sir James the Good Will-o’-Rule (The first Turnbull) c 1290—1333Saved the Life of Robert the Bruce Tales Battles The 1200’s Alexander III—1241-1286 Sacking of Berwick on Tweed—1296 Battle of Stirling Bridge—1297 Battle of Falkirk—1298 The 1300’s The Battle of Bannockburn—1314 Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton—1328 Battle of Halidon Hill—1333 Battle of Neville’s Cross—1346 Battle of Otterburn—1388 The 1500’s Battle of Flodden—1513 Battle of Sclaterford—1513 Hornshole Skirmish—1514 Battle of Solway Moss—1542 Battle of Pinkie Cleugh—1547 Battle of Ancrum Moor—1545 The 1600’s Battle of Philiphaugh—1645 The 1700’s Battle of Culloden—1746 Border Clan Tartans Trails The Borders Peebles Neidpath Castle Guide Map Drochil Castle Innerleithen Traquair House Galashiels Thirlestane Castle Melrose Melrose Abbey Abbotsford House Eildon Hill Scott’s View Trimonteum Museum Dryburgh Abbey Selkirk Philiphaugh Battle Site Newark Castle Hawick Drumlanrig Tower Turning of the Bull Monument Hornshole Battle Hawick Motte Hermitage Castle Langholm Denholm Rulewater Bedrule Bedrule Castle Rubers Law Fulton Tower Abbotrule Bonchester Bridge Hobkirk Jedburgh Jedburgh Abbey Jedburgh Castle, Jail, and Museum Mary Queen Of Scots House The Capon ‘Hanging’ Tree Ferniehirst Castle Ancrum Moor Battle Site Fatlips Castle Barnhills Castle Carter Bar Kelso Kelso Abbey Roxburgh Castle Floors Castle Hume Castle Duns Duns Castle Smailholm Tower Eyemouth Fort Point Pinkie Cleugh Battle Site Innerwick Castle Fa’side Castle Dirleton Castle Hailes Castle Dunbar Castle and Site of Dunbar Battles Outside Borders Stirling Bannockburn Battle Site Visitor Centre Falkirk Battle Site Stirling Castle Stirling Bridge Battle Site William Wallace Monument Caerlaverock Castle Glasgow University of Glasgow Bothwell Castle Northumberland Battle of Otterburn Battle Site Solway Moss Battlefield Hadrian’s Wall Carlisle Castle Beyond Borders Ireland North America Nova Scotia Australia New Zealand Four Men Who Shaped Scotland William Wallace Guardian of Scotland—1272-1305 Robert the Bruce King of Scots—1274-1329 James Douglas Sir James the Good—1286-1330 William-’o-Rule The First Turnbull—1290-1333