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Heiton Scotland

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Information on the village of Heiton, near Kelso in Scotland.

History of Heiton

High Toun on the Hill

Name - originally, probably, High toun - the place on the hill.

Graveyard Record - as the Church for the Parish is in Roxburgh, the graveyard there has usually been used. The Roxburgh Graveyard is recorded in Vol IX 'Roxburgh' of the Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions by the Borders Family History Society. . (Available from McGregor's Scottish Borders Books, Kelso (01573 225309))

Places of Interest - Interesting walks to the Roxburgh Viaduct, along the River Teviot, and across to Roxburgh Village, Wallace's Tower etc.

Famous People Associated
- Douglas of Springwood

Further Reading - 'The High Toun on the Hill', by Ian Abernethy. (Available from McGregor's Books, Kelso (01573 225309))