Borders battle remembered

A battle that claimed the lives of hundreds on a site near Selkirk has been remembered in a project exploring what took place at the battleground.

Battlefield is "important nationally"

The project to explore the Battle of Philiphaugh was undertaken, not only to find out more about what took place, but also to create interest in the site on a national level.

"We have known about the battle since 1645 locally, but nationally it is very little known, and so the importance of it is little known.

"So we have installed permanent interpretation along the battlefield itself, alongside a mobile phone app, a booklet and a leaflet, so that people could come and visit the site and learn about the battle itself."

– Julie Nock, Project Manager, Philiphaugh Community Project

Battle of Philiphaugh explored

One of the new information boards at the site Credit: ITV News Border

A battle that claimed the lives of hundreds on a site near Selkirk has been remembered in a project exploring what took place at the battleground.

The Battle of Philiphaugh took place on September 13th 1645, when an army of Royalists were defeated by Parliamentary Covenanters during a period of Civil War between Scotland, England and Ireland.

The plaque in memory of those that died during the Battle of Philiphaugh Credit: ITV News Border

A new project has seen some information boards installed on a path that runs alongside the battleground.

An archaeological dig has uncovered artefacts to help better understand what took place.

The project has been funded by Scottish Borders LEADER, Scottish Borders Council and the Philiphaugh Trust.

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