Photographer's Note

Due to the fact that John (Tyro) has organized the TE Meeting in Peebles in the region called Scottish Borders some internationally less known places became suddenly very popular on TrekEarth. One of those places is Abbotsford House. There are already fantastic photos made by Will and Bev and two wonderful interior shots by John (1 and 2) and I thought I will be original preparing this photo yesterday but it seems in the meantime John has posted a very similar shot today already... Still I wanted to have this place in my TE gallery.

The word “Scotland” is not an abbreviation for Scott’s land. It is just a coincidence that this house and grounds, shortly speaking LAND belonged to Mr. SCOTT.

Abbotsford is a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed. It was formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Walter Scott (Sir Walter Scott,Bt). It is a Category A Listed Building.

Scotland comes from Scoti, the Latin name for the Gaels. The Late Latin word Scotia ("land of the Gaels") was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, Scotia was being used to refer to (Gaelic-speaking) Scotland north of the river Forth, alongside Albania or Albany, both derived from the Gaelic Alba. The use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages.

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