Signs on the A68 when entering the Scottish Borders at Carter Bar from England
Welcome to this personal website. The content of this site is in two sections. Firstly the surname of Hope origins and associated genealogy and secondly the local history of the Upper Tweed Valley. I would point out at the outset that I am not a historian, I am just an amateur with an interest and perhaps a romantic view of local and Scottish history. Please use navigation bar on the right. Site last modified on Twentyfifth of January 2015.
Sign on the A701 north of Tweedsmuir looking south down the Upper Tweed Valley. Linkcumdoddie is mentioned in the poem titled Willie's Wife by Robert Burns. For more about this see page Willie's Wife.
Autumn in Dawyck Botanical Gardens.
Rolling Road Block, Tweedsmuir.