Ogilvie Cairn

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Commemorative Cairn in Harden Glen

About Ogilvie Cairn

The winding road from Ashkirk to Harden passes through some beautiful countryside. There are some marvellous views to the west and south to the Border.
This was one of Ogilvie’s favourite places and a regular outing from Kirklea for the family. When Will died, his ashes were scattered in this beautiful border countryside. Wattle leaves from the Australian bush were scattered with them. It was here, some 30 years after his death, that a cairn was erected in his memory. The cairn was re-erected on this site to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of his birth in August 2019. On the bronze at the top of the cairn is inscribed a verse from a famous Ogilvie poem The Road to Roberton.

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