Born in the Borders

Chesters, Ogilvie family home

About Born in the Borders

Just across the River Teviot from Born in the Borders is Chesters House. This was built for the Ogilvie family in 1790. The architect was a local man, William Elliot. This is a lovely, Category A listed, Georgian Mansion and is still lived in by descendants of the Ogilvies. The family also own Born in the Borders.
The River Teviot rises in the hills to the west of Hawick and joins the Tweed at Kelso. It is rather overshadowed by the larger and more famous river – a pity since there are many beautiful spots on the Teviot. Ogilvie recognised this and in this poem he portrays the river as wild and untamed; a bit of a rebel, Teviot

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