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Yetholm Walking Guides
There is a series of informative walks available from the village shop, caravan site and local accommodation. There are ten walks, all starting from the village which vary in length from 1.5 miles to 9 miles. The grading is mild to strenuous. The proceeds from the sale of these walks go towards village funds. To view a sample walk from the pack click HERE.

Scottish Borders Council have produced a series of maps which show the 'Core Paths' designated by the council. Maps for the area around Yetholm can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
Map 35 Kelso East - click HERE. Map 44 Morebattle and Yetholm - click HERE. Map 45 Yetholm East - click HERE.
Map 53 Pennymuir and Hownam - click HERE. Map 54 Bowmont Valley/Cheviot Hills - click HERE.

Yetholm - the Finest Place
Yetholm has its very own DVD, Yetholm - the Finest Place, which is made by Shadowcat Films, a media company based in north Northumberland. To find out more about this DVD click HERE.

Birdwatching in the Yetholm Area
Yetholm Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It is located a short distance from the village. The bird hide which is located at the far end of the reserve offers excellent bird watching opportunities particularly in winter with the arrival of migrating wild fowl. The reserve is also home to numerous resident species such as mute swans, mallards, coot and moorhen. Each year Carl Moses collects figures of wildfowl overwintering in the Yetholm area for the RSPB's Wetland Bird Survey - to find out more about bird life in the Yetholm area and to view Carl's latest figures click HERE.

Floral Gateway Gathering
This village group has been operating for over three years and is involved with enhancing the village, entering the Village in Bloom competitions, the Eco-schools project, small scale projects identified by the villagers, and also enriching the biodiversity of the local habitat. To find out more about the FGG click - HERE. To view the latest FGG newletter click HERE.

Halter Valley Archaeology Project
To find out more about this project click HERE.

Photographic Features
Byegone Yetholm
Some photos of life in Yetholm in days gone by ... click HERE.

Byegone Yetholm, part 2
More pictures from Yetholm's past - HERE.

Stob Stanes Rideout 2010
Some images from this year's rideout - click HERE.

Scenes from Yetholm Festival 2010
Click HERE for images.

Scenes from Yetholm Border Shepherd's Show 2010
Click HERE for images of this sunny and very successful day.

The Stob Stanes Rideout 2011
Click HERE for a selection of images.

Yetholm Panto 2012 - Puss-in-Boots

Click HERE for a selection of scenes.

Border Shepherd's Show 2012
Click HERE for a selection of photos from the 149th show.

Scenes from Yetholm Festival 2014
Click HERE to see some images.

Yetholm Open Gardens Day 2015
Click HERE for a selection of images.

Yetholm Border Shepherd's Show 2015
Click HERE for a selction of images.

Sound Recordings

Recordings of Yetholm people were made by Calum Maclean in the 1950s. Recordings from the Maclean collection are available on the Kist o' Riches website, although none from Yetholm are currently online. However, those who want to sample border dialect might find the following links interesting:

A description of a Borders hiring fair - HERE.

Entertainment after sheep-shearing - HERE.

A description of Guisers at Hogmanay (recorded in Morebattle) - HERE.

A descendent of the Faa Blythes - HERE.

Calum Maclean, from the School of Scottish Studies, records Charlie Douglas of Kirk Yetholm in 1956.


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