Christianity is two thousand years old, and for at least sixteen centuries the Borders have been part of the Christian world. These years have left a legacy of personalities, structures, and events, such as:
Cuthbert, one of Britain's most revered saints, who was born in Lauderdale and served as a monk at Old Melrose.
The Borders Abbeys, built as the show piece of Scotland's "front window", but later savaged by border warfare.
The "Bishops' Wars" and "Killing Times" of the 17th century, when the borders became a battleground.
The Borders contains many places of exceptional interest, and to help the reader experience some of these, the text contains a list of sites with access arrangements.
Product Code: BKCHB
Published by: Scottish Borders Council