Sunday, 26 August 2007

Selkirkshire Ancestry Tours

Selkirkshire is of an irregular figure, extending 20 miles in length, bounded on the North by Peebles-shire; on the East by Berwickshire; on the South East and South by Roxburghshire; on the South West by Dumfries-shire; and on the West by Peebles. This county was formerly named the sheriffdom of Etterick forest, being covered with an extensive wood, which was stocked by great herds of red and fallow deer kept by the Scottish princes for the chase, who had houses for themselves and their train in different parts of the country. The wood is now almost entirely cut down, and the county is stocked with great flocks of sheep. The county is mountainous, and intersected by numerous streams, on the banks of which those plaintive airs were produced, the natural simplicity of which is the pride of the Scots and the admiration of strangers. Besides the Tweed, it is watered by the Etterick and Yarrow, two pastoral streams, the beauties of which are celebrated in Scottish song. From Gazetteer of Scotland published 1806. Tour Selkirkshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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