- Kirk Yetholm
The "Border Hotel"
public houseis the official end of the Pennine Way. Kirk Yetholm was for centuries the head-quarters of the Romani people( Gypsies) in Scotland. The last king was crowned in 1898 and the gypsies have been integrated and are no longer a separate ethnic minority. A memorial stone can be found on the village green. [ [http://www.discovertheborders.co.uk/places/213.html The Gypsy Memorial, Kirk Yetholm, Scotland ] ]
Its sister town is
Town Yetholmwhich lies half a mile across the Bowmont Water.
Yetholm means either:
* the goats' island from
Old English"gat" ' goat' and Old Norse "holmr" (island, "holme")
* village with a gate - from
Old English"geat-ham" 'gate village'
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