N for Newark Castle & Nature in "My Scottish Borders"
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NEWARK CASTLE and NATURE
Newark Castle high above the Yarrow Water, south of Selkirk was also the setting for Sir Walter Scott's ""Lay of the Last Minstrel" with the lovely description:
"He passed where Newark's stately tower
Looks out from Yarrow's birchen bower".
to be a royal hunting lodge, Newark was referred to in a charter
granted to Archibald, Earl of Douglas in 1423. It later fell into the
hands of the Scotts of Buccleuch. Last to live there was the Scott
heiress Ann who married the ill fated Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles ll, beheaded in
1685 for treason. NATURE
The heron here is a familiar site on the Slitrig Water in Hawick.
Cowdenknowes Wood, Earlston, Berwickshire
Nature's autumn colours in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick
With grateful thanks to Louise for letting me feature this stunning photograph