SIGNS ON THE A68 WHEN ENTERING THE SCOTTISH BORDERS FROM ENGLAND AT CARTERBAR.
View of part of the Parish of Traquair in Peeblesshire Scottish Borders with the town of Innerleithen beside the River Tweed on the left. In the centre of the picture is the village of Bold - now named Glenbenna - with West Bold farmhouse in front. Bold is where a family of surname Hope - one of the Hope families of Traquair resided in 1680. See navigation bar on right.
Welcome to this personal website. The content of this site is in two sections - See Navigation Bar on right.
Section One covers an indepth study of the origin of the surname of Hope in the UK and Ireland and also some associated Scottish Borders genealogy.
Section Two covers the local history of Tweedsmuir Parish in the Upper Tweed Valley from the Bronze/Iron Age through the Roman Era, Dark Ages and the Covenanting/Killing Times to Reservoir Construction of the Modern Era.
"You have to Know the Past to Understand the Present."
(Quote by Carl Sagan 1934-1996).
Site last modified on Twentyninth of September 2015.
Right - River Tweed in the Autumn.