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Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Galloway and the Borders Of Scotland

Galloway and the borders is an extremely varied region, from saltmarshes and shingle beaches to rocky islands and seabird stations. The wide range of hills, displaying a wealth of rich colours, give the area its dominant character. The varied selection of flora and fauna only add to the diversity. Galloway and the Borders (Collins New Naturalist).

The Scottish Borders, with a gentle, wooded landscape rising to rounded hills is at odds with its violent history, this border country saw numerous clashes between Scots and English, as its ruined castles and abbeys attest. And each year towns like Hawick remember the stormy past with the Common Ridings. Sir Walter Scott made the area famous, drawing his inspiration from the countryside and its people.

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