Originally referred to as the land owned as part of "Philiphaugh Estate", the name is today more commonly used to describe the most southern parts of
Selkirk, most of which is now privately owned, including Philiphaugh rugby ground, home of Selkirk Rugby Club and Selkirk Cricket Club site of the Battle of Philiphaughin 1645.
On September 13 1645, at the height of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Philiphaugh was the battleground on which James
Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose failed to rescue Manus O'Cahan who were butchered by the Covenantforces led by David Leslie.
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