Tour Scotland Photograph Bodesbeck Law Ettrick Hills Scottish Borders

Tour Scotland photograph of Bodesbeck Law in The Ettrick Hills on ancestry visit to the Scottish Borders of Scotland. Bdesbeck Law, a great rounded hill on the mutual border of Dumfries and Selkirk shires, flanking the left side of Moffat Water, 7¼ miles North East of Moffat town. One of the Hartfell group, it rises immediately North of Capelfell and Ettrick Pen, which have altitudes of 2223 and 2269 feet above sea level, and itself has an altitude of 2173 feet. Bodesbeck farm lies around its north western skirt, and is the scene of a tradition employed by James Hogg in his tale of The Brownie of Bodesbeck. This last of the browines laboured so bravely that Bodesbeck became the most well to do farm in the district, till the goodman one night left out for him a mess of bread and milk, when the brownie departed, crying;

'Ca', brownie, ca'
A' the luck o' Bodesb

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