Ettrick Forest

Ettrick Forest
geographical name region in SE Scotland; formerly a forest & hunting ground

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  • Ettrick — Places named Ettrick include:*Ettrick, New Zealand, in Otago *Ettrick, New South Wales *Ettrick, Scotland, in the Scottish Borders *Ettrick Forest, Royal Forest that covered broad swathes of the Scottish Borders *Ettrick, Virginia *Ettrick,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ettrick, Scotland — For other uses, see Ettrick Location map|Scotland label = lat = 55.5 long = 3.0 caption = Map showing the location of Ettrick within Scotland. float = right background = white width = 200Ettrick is a relatively small area within Selkirkshire, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Ettrick —    ETTRICK, a parish, in the county of Selkirk, 18½ miles (S. W.) from Selkirk; containing 525 inhabitants. The name, of uncertain origin, is supposed by some to be in the Gaelic language descriptive of the river on which Ettrick is situated. The …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • ETTRICK —    a Scottish river that rises in Selkirkshire and joins the Tweed, 3 m. below Selkirk; the Yarrow is its chief tributary; a forest of the same name once spread over all Selkirkshire and into the adjoining counties; the district is associated… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hogg, James, The Ettrick Shepherd — (1770 1835)    Hogg spent most of his youth and early manhood as a shepherd in Ettrick Forest in the Scottish Borders. He was almost entirely self educated, but was able to read the Bible and the catechism. Sir Walter Scott included some poems… …   British and Irish poets

  • Craik Forest — is a forest near Hawick in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, and managed by the Forestry Commission. See also Craik, Scottish Borders Ettrick Forest Wauchope Forest List of forests in the United Kingdom List of places in the Scottish Borders …   Wikipedia

  • Hogg, James (The Ettrick Shepherd) — (1770 1835)    Poet, and writer of tales, belonged to a race of shepherds, and began life by herding cows until he was old enough to be trusted with a flock of sheep. His imagination was fed by his mother, who was possessed of an inexhaustible… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Moffat Hills — The Moffat hills[1] are a range of hills in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. They form a distinctly triangular shape with a west facing side, a north facing side, and a south east facing side. It is 17 kilometres from east to west across this… …   Wikipedia

  • Scottish Borders — infobox Scotland council area Council= Scottish Borders SizeRank= 6th Size= 4,732 km² Water= ? AdminHQ= Newtown St. Boswells ISO= GB SCB ONS= 00QE PopulationRank= 18th PopulationDate= 2004 Population= 109,270 PopulationDensity=23 / km²… …   Wikipedia

  • James Hogg — (1770 21 November 1835) was a Scottish poet and novelist who wrote in both Scots and English. Biography Hogg was born in a farm near Ettrick Forest in Selkirk and baptized there on 9 December. He had little formal education, and became a shepherd …   Wikipedia

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