- Henry Francis LYTE (1793-1847) wrote two of the most popular hymns still sung today - "Abide with Me" and "Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven" - and he was a Borderer born at Ednam, near Kelso, Roxburghshire. After studying at Trinity College, Dublin, he took Anglican holy orders and served in parishes across the south of England.
- The Lee Enfield Rifle - the supreme weapon of infantrymen was designed by Borderer James Paris LEE (1831-1904). He was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire and emigrated with his parents to Canada where initially he followed in his father's footsteps to become a watchmaker. He then set up the Lee Firearms Company. The Lee Enfield - bolt-action, magazine fed and repeating rifle - was the main firearm of Britain and the Empire, adopted in 1895 and used until 1957.
Muckle Mou'ed Meg and Melrose
The Scottish Borders
The old counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire & Selkirkshire
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A-Z Challenge A - Abbeys,Abbotsford and Armstrongs
A-Z Challenge B - Border Reivers, Border Ballads and Blackmail
A-Z Challenge C - Common Ridings and Carter Bar
A-Z Challenge D - Dryburgh Abbey, Duns Scotus & the Douglas Tragedy
A-Z Challenge E - Elliots, Earlston, Enigma Hero & Eyemouth Tart
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 I - Inspirational Land of James Hogg & Will Ogilvie