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[picture: Front Cover, The Scott Country]

Pictures from The Scott Country - beautiful Scotland, Described by John Geddie, Painted by E. W. Haslehust, R.B.A. [1866 – 1949], Blackie & Son Ltd., London and Glasgow.

I don’t have an exact date for this book; probably 1920, although the cover under the dost jacket is plain: after about 1911 they started to have pictures on them. Because of the uncertainty I’ve marked the pictures as free for non-commercial use.

Title: The Scott Country

Author: Haslehust, Geddie

City: London

Date: 1920

Total items: 10

Stock image royalty-free for non-commercial uses only, usage credit required, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Neidpath Castle]

Neidpath Castle

“A mile out of [Peebles], to the west, is Neidpath Castle, the most commandingly and romantically situated, and, in spite of the yawning gaps made in its walls by Cromwell’s cannon, the best-preserved—Traquair excepted—of the strongholds of the olden time on Tweed. The river is here constricted by the bare cairn-strewn ridge of Caidmuir—once Peebles Common—on the south, and by the Edston heights on [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Branxholm Tower]

Branxholm Tower

“It was from Branxholm, on the Teviot above Hawick, that another Scott of the name – generation after generation were Walters – rode forth to rescue ‘Kinmount Willie’ [...]Lay, opens at and returns again to Branxholm Ha’; it was at the Tower Inn, at Hawick, where the Duchess Anne of Buccleuch and Monmouth held her receptions, and that the greatest of all the Sir Walters parted from his guests the Wordsworths.” (p. 21) [more...] [$]

[picture: Dryburgh Abbey]

Dryburgh Abbey

The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott [more...] [$]

[picture: Roxburgh Castle]

Roxburgh Castle

Says Discover the Borders, “The ruins of the famous castle of Roxburgh, favourite of Scottish kings, seated on its massive grassy mound between the Rivers Tweed and Teviot.” [more...] [$]

[picture: Bemersyde House]

Bemersyde House

“This Bemerside Hill is a ‘Mount of vision’ from which all the chief shrines and high places of the Scott Country can be surveyed, at least with the mind’s eye. Abbortsford itself, if not in actual view, can be mapped into the scene by direction and position Out of sight, directly under the brow of the hill, is the ancient square fortalice, with later [...] king, and when Thomas the Rhymer was their neighbour and wellwisher, and uttered the prophecy that has so mightiliy helped its own fulfilment: [more...] [$]


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Berwickshire ·Dryburgh ·Fife ·Hawick ·Kelso ·Melrose ·Neidpath ·Newark ·Roxburghshire ·Sandyknowe ·St Boswells ·Tweeddale

Pictures from The Scott Country - beautiful Scotland, Described by John Geddie, Painted by E. W. Haslehust, R.B.A. [1866 – 1949], Blackie & Son Ltd., London and Glasgow.

I don’t have an exact date for this book; probably 1920, although the cover under the dost jacket is plain: after about 1911 they started to have pictures on them. Because of the uncertainty I’ve marked the pictures as free for non-commercial use.


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