Holefield Cairn

History & Heritage
Farm and Birthplace of Will H Ogilvie
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About Holefield Cairn

Holefield farm is less than a mile from the Border. It would undoubtedly have known violent times in the past. The present house was built in the mid-nineteenth century. From here, there are superb views across the Tweed Valley to Berwickshire. Holefield today, in addition to its farming activities, is also an equestrian centre and provides self-catering accommodation.
The Ogilvie family were the first occupants of the farmhouse, as tenants of the Duke of Buccleuch. Will Ogilvie was born here on 21 August 1869. He grew up here and loved the farm and the surrounding countryside greatly. In 2019, to mark the 150th Anniversary of his birth, a memorial stone was unveiled at this spot. Will had places like this in his mind when he wrote one of his most famous poems, The Land We Love.

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