The Farmhouse, Yetholm & The Borders

The Farmhouse
Once the core of Yetholm Mill Farm and for many years the property of the Marquis of Tweeddale; the Farmhouse, a small steading , outbuildings and a small piece of woodland is all that now remains of the ancient farm. Next door is the corn mill which stood derelict for many years and was sold off by the previous owners. That too has been renovated. Buildings have stood on this site for hundreds of years, but it was only in the 20th Century that the farm moved into private ownership. Once a dairy farm and then a centre for breeding welsh ponies, the last farmer gradually sold off most of the land until all that remains are the buildings and grounds mentioned above.
Yetholm Mill history

The Farmhouse and immediate outbuildings are now warm and cosy with all the expected modern facilities. The work has been done sympathetically retaining the charm of an old farmhouse with many of the original features such as working window shutters, a Georgian staircase and a stone floor in the kitchen - the oldest part of the house.

Yetholm History
The name Yetholm is actually derived from the old Scots tongue - Yett being a gateway or entrance, and Holm or Ham (Anglo Saxon) being a small park or field.
More Yetholm history can be found here , Yetholm parish history and on the village website
Details about Yetholm Gypsies can also be found on this site

Kelso History
Kelso has a fascinating history and details can be found on the following websites
Kelso Bordernet - history and the Accessing Scotlands Past website

Borders History
Some sites to give you an insight into Scottish Borders History
Scottish Borders Heritage
Heritage Hub - local history centre

Reiving & Feuding

Family History - Ancestral Tourism
Tracing your routes in Scotland's Border country - a newly launched project is based at the Heritage Hub in Hawick - Borders Ancestral Tourism Project, Borders Family History Society