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.

Thanks to Mary H for the lovely designs I used for my background, and thanks too to all of you who have chosen to support my blog by becoming "followers".

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Yep! More snow! This was the High Street this afternoon! It was still snowing!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The daffs?

Usually by now the daffodils are blooming, tall green stems and yellow heads nodding in the March wind! Well this is how most of them are looking right now. The last few days have been reasonably mild and the buds have appeared, but they still need to grow a bit. They almost look like overgrown crocuses just now. Yes, they have a way to go before they'll be "fluttering and dancing in the breeze"

Monday, 15 March 2010

Just last month this new primary school was opened to the pupils of Kingsland School. Despite great controversy about location and later the name, the new school was built on the edge of town beside the main road into town. Originally the school was situated on Tweed Green and was known as St Andrews. Then, about a century ago, the pupils of St Andrews moved into their new school on the King's Land. I thought that as the newest school overlooks St Andrew's tower it should have taken the school's original name, but pupils and teachers voted to keep the name Kingsland. For all its controversy I think it's a very attractive building and I hear that its students like it very much.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

An award

Got this Sunshine Award from Gerald Hyde! Thanks Gerald! Glad you enjoy the blog! You've been a faithful follower for a good while - the first, I think too! Thanks for your support.

A picture from Haylodge Park looking back to the Parish Church at the head of the High Street and St Andrews Leckie Church at the other end. In the distance is Lee Pen, still with some snow on its higher slopes.

Friday, 5 March 2010

This is Lindores, the house buil by Dr Clement Gunn when he came from Fife to be the Peebles GP in the 1800s. It is now a Bed & Breakfast house. Don't know if that turret is part of the original design or built later! It looks "added" to me!

Peebles Hydro

This is Peebles Hotel Hydro from the drive leading to it from the main road into Peebles. It has beautiful views over Tweeddale to the hills.