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A Brief History of Lauder
The town developed in a pattern which was typical of a Scottish Burgh, a pattern which has hardly changed to this day.

The Early Peoples of the Lauderdale Area
Most environmentalists and conservationists use the expression 'take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints'. Fortunately the early peoples left more than that, otherwise we would have no record of them at all.

Lauder Old Parish Church
Lauder Old Parish Church is unique. It is the only cruciform church with an octagonal central tower in Scotland.

Ministers of Lauder Parish Church
Ministers of Lauder Parish Church from 1560 to the present day.

Lauder War Memorial
Erected in memory of those from the parish and burgh of Lauder who laid down their lives for their country in the war.

Lauder Light Railway
The Lauder Light Railway came into existence in 1899 and ceased in 1957.

The House Of The Holy Trinity At Soutra
Located on the western flank of Soutra Hill, 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Fala is the noted Soutra Aisle.

James III, Bell-the-Cat and Lauder Bridge
James became King, in 1460, at the age of eight, upon the death of James II, killed by a bursting cannon at Roxburgh Castle.

Saint Cuthbert
Saint Cuthbert was born about the year AD 634. His birthplace is uncertain - Channelkirk near Lauder and Smailholm in Berwickshire or Northumberland have all been suggested.

 

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