08 Mar Scott’s View
Scott’s View is a viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed, just 3-miles from Melrose off the A68. It is reputed to be one of the favourite views of Scotland’s famous poet, playwright and novelist Sir Walter Scott, hence the name. According to a popular story, Sir Walter Scott stopped at this point so often on the way to his home at Abbotsford, that his horses would halt without command.
After his death in 1832, his funeral cortège passed this way en route to his burial at Dryburgh Abbey, and his horses stopped at his favourite view to allow their master a last look at the Borders landscape. In fact, although the funeral procession did pass this way, the halt was due to ‘some accident’.
We decided to take a detour out to Scott’s View on our way to Melrose to see the Abbey. The clouds were dark and brooding but it didn’t take away from the breathtaking view across the valley. The image was taken on the Fujifilm X100T.