Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Canonbie

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. This village is located six miles south of Langholm and two miles north of the Anglo Scottish border. It is on the A7 road from Carlisle to Edinburgh, and the River Esk flows through it. Canonbie was the main population centre within the Debatable Lands, bounded on the west by the River Sark, to the east by the River Esk and Liddel Water, on the north by the Bruntshiell Moor and Tarras Moss, and on the south by the estuary of the Esk. The main families holding land and exerting influence in the area were the Graemes, Armstrongs, Elliots and Bells. Canonbie was immortalised in a poem by Sir Walter Scott entitled Marmion. A famous section covers the exploits of young Lochinvar. Having stolen the hand of the bride of Netherby Hall, about three miles south of Canonbie, the dashing knight is chased through Canonbie, but makes good his escape. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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