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A definitive local history, where street corners and even individual cobblestones rate a mention, "Kelsae" is a comprehensive yet affectionate history. Beginning with the foundation of Scotland's greatest medieval abbey in 1128, it goes on to reconstruct from documents the lost burgh of Scotland, Roxburgh. Once as important as Edinburgh and Dunfermline in medieval Scotland, now nothing whatsoever remains of the old town. After the Reformation and destruction of the Abbey, Kelso became uninvolved in national politics and settled into the beautiful market town it is today. Alistair Moffat brilliantly uses anecdote, illustration and oral history bring the modern period to life. At its heart Kelsae is what local history should be - accurate. Every detail of the town's history, from its involvement in international politics to the correct spelling of the name of a close that disappeared in 1805, has been painstakingly researched, providing the reader with a vibrant and vigorous account.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841584577
ISBN-10: 1841584576
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 31-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alistair Moffat

Alistair Moffat was born and raised in Kelso. He took degrees at the universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh and London and played rugby for Kelso and his universities. In 1976 to 1981 he was in charge of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and it burgeoned into the largest arts festival in the world. He became director of programmes at STV and is currently director of the Borders Book Festival and a freelance journalist and broadcaster. His other publication include The Sea Kingdoms, The Borders, Before Scotland and Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

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