Shorts – Old Drawbridge Galashiels

Shorts – Old Drawbridge Galashiels

This strange looking drawbridge spanned the Tweed near Galashiels from around the 12th century to approximately the 16th century. The bridge was one of very few bridges on the Tweed at this time and as such played a strategic role in a lot of events, including the...
Shorts – St Aebbe’s Monastery

Shorts – St Aebbe’s Monastery

St Aebbe was the daughter of the King of Bernicia, she founded the monastery at St Abbs (which is named after her) around 630AD. Recent investigations have implied that the site of the monastery may be very close to the current Coldingham Priory. But for me there is...