Walkerburn

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    The small village of Walkerburn sits by the River Tweed 2 miles east of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders..

    The village of Walkerburn was founded in was founded in 1854 and developed in association with the Tweedvale and Tweedholm woollen mills which were established in the 1850s and 1860s. Today the village is home to the Scottish Museum of Woollen Textiles

    There are signs of ancient human activity on Purvis Hill and Plora Hill where you can see the remains of ancient terraces, believed belong to the Pictish period

    Not far from Walkerburn is the ruin of the 16th century Elibank Castle. Elibank was the home of the legendary Muckle Mou’ed Meg.  The legend states that Lady Agnes Murray had problems attracting men due to her big mouth. An imprisoned cattle rustler was given the option of hanging or marrying her. He made his final decision to marry her on his way to the gallows!
     

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