Ettrick is a small and tranquil village set in stunning countryside with roots going back to to the Bronze Age. The Etterick water flows through the Ettrick Valley and is the 2nd faster rising river in Scotland.
There has been a church at Ettrick for at least 800 years and the Kirk is still a focus for community there. There are a few notable people buried in the Ettrick church graveyard such as Thomas Boston a Covenanting preacher, and poet and novelist James Hogg who is known as the "Ettrick Shepherd”.
The Ettrick valley was used as the setting for the story "No Advantages", from Alice Munro's 2006 short story collection, The View from Castle Rock.
Ettrick was also home to one of Scotland's most enduring theologians, Rev Thomas Boston who served as Ettrick's minister from 1707 and some of his work is still in print today.