The Ettrick Forest

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The Ettrick Forest is a large area of moorland located to the south of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, Ettrick Forest stretches from Dollar Law in the west to Selkirk in the east and rises steeply to the north of the Ettrick Water.

 

The Ettrick Forest was a remnant of the great Caledonian Forest, and comprised the co. of Selkirk and parts of Peebles and Edinburgh. After the forfeiture of the Douglases, in 1455, it was annexed to the Crown, and became a royal hunting-ground. Its conversion into a sheep-pasture was begun in 1528 by James V.






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