Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Lauder

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Lauder in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. This is a town in the historic county of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. The town developed in a pattern which was typical of a Scottish Burgh. The Tolbooth, later known as the Town House overlooked the Market Place. Lauder is situated beside what was in Roman times a main route north from England, Dere Street. The route came from Trimontium, modern Newstead, near Melrose, following the valleys to pass over the Lammermuirs at their west end at Soutra, In the 12th Lauder was the site of a major castle built by the de Morville family. Later, the site was used as a fort by the English. Later, still, the same site became the site of Thirlestane Castle Before 1500 the town had been created a Burgh by Royal Charter, the rights being renewed by James IV in 1502. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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