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The Stone of Scone or Stone of Destiny is the coronation stone that was used during the coronation ceremonies of Scottish monarchs. The tradition was later adopted by British monarchs after the Stone was stolen during the war of independence.

On either side of the Eng/Scot Border "there existed a society which lived entirely beyond the laws of England and Scotland, which successfully and persistently ignored royal or central government, kept its own ancient culture intact, gave familiar words and concepts to the language of crime, and created little except trouble and indelibly famous stories."  Ha ha - I love my Reivers! (quote fm "The Borders" p315, by Alistair Moffat)

On either side of the Eng/Scot Border "there existed a society which lived…

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ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.

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The Elliot's were one of the most important Border families in Scotland.

Crann Tara is a Scottish Orginisation that promotes the Culture, History, Heritage and Future of Scotland.

Border Reivers:  "The feud of the Borderer was a terrible affair; with him blood could only expiate blood, and until vengeance had been taken he believed that the spirit of his murdered kinsman would never rest in peace."  (Chronicles of the Armstrongs, p64, Ed. by James Lewis Armstrong)

Border Reivers: "The feud of the Borderer was a terrible affair;

Merchant, resting, at Hawick Reivers Festival, Scottish Borders

Merchant, resting, at Hawick Reivers Festival, Scottish Borders

Border Reivers:  The Armstrongs, who styled themselves a Scottish family were probably fm Cumberland...for two centuries, they ran rings around the English and Scots authorities.  The phrase "A law unto themselves" could have been invented for the Armstrongs."  fm "The Border Line" p42-3, E. Robson.  (pin:  by Bill Ewart of Langholm, SCT)

Border Reivers: The Armstrongs, who styled themselves a Scottish family were probably fm Cumberland...for two centuries, they ran rings around the English and Scots authorities. The phrase "A law unto themselves" could have been invented for the Armstrongs." fm "The Border Line" p42-3, E. Robson. (pin: by Bill Ewart of Langholm, SCT)

"Constant strife or the threat of it bred a race of hard people along the Border line.  They lived in a jungle and had to live by jungle rules...If a man cannot live and ensure that his family lives, within the law, he has no alternative but to step outside of it." - fm "The Steel Bonnets" p. 4 (pic fm Reiver Productions:  three Reivers & Fatlips Castle in the background.)

"Constant strife or the threat of it bred a race of hard people along the Border…

Border Reiver model - NOTICE:  NO KILT!  Border Reivers did not wear them!

Just a quick pin for the Reiver men: Though one will see many a Borderer descendant clad in a kilt at various Scottish games and festivals held the world over - Reivers did not wear kilts.

Border Reiver, Carlisle, Cumbria

Border Reiver, Carlisle, Cumbria print on canvas - photography by Roger Clegg

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