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Harden is the home of Lord Polwarth a direct descendant of one of the most famous of the Border reivers, Walter “Auld Wat” Scott of Harden
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Harden is the home of Lord Polwarth a direct descendant of one of the most famous of the Border reivers, Walter “Auld Wat” Scott of Harden. The house is dramatically situated above a deep ravine. This is the “Beeftub” where the cattle taken on moonlit raids were hidden, “there will be moonlight again” being the motto of the Harden Scotts.

“…And if your heart’s a Border heart,
Look down to Harden Glen,
And hear the blue hills ringing
With the restless hooves again”.
- Will H Ogilvie

“Ho! For the blades of Harden!
Ho! For the driven kye!
The broken gate and the lance’s hate
And a banner red on the sky!
The rough road runs by the Carter;
The white foam creams on the rein;
Ho! For the blades of Harden!
“There will be moonlight again!”
- Will H Ogilvie

This is a single track road so please park considerately.

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