• Jedburgh’s Enigma code hero

    Jedburgh’s Enigma code hero – On a wall in the British Legion Club in Jedburgh, neatly positioned between two Victoria Cross memorials, sits a third commemorative display, this one containing a George Cross. But for the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the events that led to that award, this local heroes corner might well have contained another… [Continue Reading]

    Jedburgh’s Enigma code hero
  • Ghostly goings-on at Jedburgh Castle Jail

    Ghostly goings-on at Jedburgh Castle Jail – Built on the site of a royal castle, Jedburgh Castle Jail has some fascinating tales to tell. It was there that King Malcolm IV died in 1165 and the scene of the marriage of King Alexander III (1241-1286) to Yolande, daughter of the Duke of Dreux in France.… [Continue Reading]

    Ghostly goings-on at Jedburgh Castle Jail
  • Jedburgh Abbey

    The Scottish Borders was a magnet for monks in medieval times – truly men on a mission. In a region with ancient Christian traditions and lured by the promise of royal patronage they set up four mighty monastic institutions at Jedburgh, Melrose, Drybrough and Kelso. There is nothing quite like a great ruin for visitor… [Continue Reading]

    Jedburgh Abbey
  • Mary Queen of Scots – a study in sadness

    Mary Queen of Scots – a study in sadness – The utter despair of a life in captivity was summed up by Mary Queen of Scots thus – “Would that I had died in Jedburgh.” She was thinking back to a short but memorable visit to the Border town in October 1566, where as Queen,… [Continue Reading]

    Mary Queen of Scots – a study in sadness