Waverley Lodge

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This house once belonged to Sir Walter Scott's aunt. There is a bust of him to commemorate his stay in the house.

About Waverley Lodge

Named after Sir Walter Scott's novel, the house belonged to his aunt and the author himself stayed here for a while in 1783. To commemorate this, there is a bust of him set on the gable and a sculpture of one of his dogs over the gateway. The car park and the kirkyard used to form ”The Butts". A law was issued by King James IV (1488- 1513) which stated that every man of military age had to practice archery on a regular basis. lt was here that the men of Kelso practiced and the name derives from the targets that were used.

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