The Douglas Tragedy

Published on
7 August, 2022

Synopsis:

A man goes searching for a tower inhabited by the notorious Black Douglas, and a set of stones known as the Douglas Stones. All associated with the Border Ballad... "The Douglas Tragedy" all set amongst the stunning Scottish Borders landscape

Written by
Mark Nicol

Historian – Filmmaker – Blogger – Guided Tours – Group Speaker

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The Douglas Tragedy
Of all Sir Walter Scott’s Border Ballads “The Douglas Tragedy” is the only one with an exact geographical location in the story.
 
But the places in this stirring romantic tragedy have been lost to the sands of time.
Today I go looking for them, in the beautiful Borders countryside….
 

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