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.
Volume One covers the local history of Tweedsmuir Parish in the Upper Tweed Valley from pre Bronze/Iron Age through the Roman Era, Dark Ages and the Covenanting/Killing Time to the Reservoir Construction of the Modern Era.
Volume Two covers an indepth study of the origin of the surname of Hope in the UK and Ireland and also some associated Acottish Border genealogy.
Right - River Tweed in the Autumn.