Tag: scottish borders

  • Melrose

    The name of Melrose or Mailros was first given to a loop in the River Tweed at the location of present day Old Melrose. It was at this site that the first Melrose monastery was founded in 650AD. The monastery was eventually destroyed and some time later, an order went out to rebuild it. However, instead of building the monastery on the same site as its predecessor, the builders chose to ...