This blog is to introduce you to my town - Peebles, in the Scottish Borders - just one photo at a time, with perhaps a little description and maybe some history thrown in. I hope you will find it interesting. The title comes from a historical comment made by someone who preferred Peebles to the great and famous cities. I know how they felt. It's always a pleasure to return here however long you've been away.

If you want to make a comment, ask me a question, or merely just want to say "hello, I've dropped in", you can do that by using the comment section below each entry. (Just click on the word COMMENT and follow instructions. ) I'd love to know what you think of what you see of my town.

I don't have an expensive elaborate camera so the photo quality may not be brilliant, but I'd like to think my pics will please you. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Kingsmeadows House

Standard Life insurance company bought the house, once the seat of Sir John Hay, in the early 1950s since when it has been a repositary for their documents and more recently holiday accommodation for SL staff. There is a wonderful picture of the staircase on this website - here - and another of the house from across the river - here.


  1. Thanks for post. It’s really imformative stuff.
    I really like to read.Hope to learn a lot and have a nice experience here! my best regards guys!
    seo jaipur--seo jaipur

  2. My mother came from Glasgow to Kingsmeadow House and gave birth to me in October 1942. I understand that the then owner very graciously offered her home to be a hospital for pregnant mothers. My mother said she was at the third window first floor on the right side where the mothers of Glasgow stayed. I was so lucky to visit Kingsmeadow in the eighties - I was so pleased to be greeted by a most kind and congeal custodian who first said, "Oh! Another one!" and then allowed us to walk the grounds.
    I'm now living in America, but I would sure like to know the history of this fabulous place.
    Maureen Lappin


Thanks fot looking at my photos of Peebles. It is great to read your comments, so thanks for writing!