Scottish Borders

Ettrick War Memorial
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Ettrick War Memorial

A scattered settlement in a parish of the same name in the Scottish Borders, Ettrick once formed a remote, self-contained community hemmed in by hills 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Selkirk. Notable buildings are the parish church, which dates from 1824 but built on the site of much earlier structure, and the corrugated-iron Boston Memorial Hall (1909). The poet James Hogg, known as the 'Ettrick Shepherd' (1770 - 1835), was born here and lies buried in the churchyard. The name is also given to the more extensive Ettrick Forest which once covered most of the former county of Selkirk between Tweeddale and Teviotdale.

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