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".

Monday, 31 October 2011

Flooding at Eddleston Water 1984

Photo by Iain Mackay

The footbridge became an island
and houses all along the "Cuddy Burn" were inundated with water.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Priorsford Bridge in the floods of 1984

Photo by Iain Mackay

...when the bridge over Tweed had to be closed because of the high river

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Night shot of the Parish Church and the Trust

Photo by Iain Mackay

The Trust is the nickname given to the Bridge Inn, next to the church

Friday, 28 October 2011

Misty morning on Tweed

Photo by Iain Mackay

Thursday, 27 October 2011

View from the south

Photo by Iain Mackay

Peebles lies round Venlaw (the hill). 
The rest of the town is almost hidden behind the left side of the hill

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Autumn tree in Haylodge Park

Photo by Iain Mackay

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Gypsy Glen

Photo by Iain Mackay

A lovely walk at any time

Monday, 24 October 2011

Hay Lodge Park

Photo by Iain Mackay

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Autumn Colours

Photo by Iain Mackay

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Peebles Hydro Hotel

Photo by Iain Mackay

Taken a couple of years ago about this time

Friday, 21 October 2011

Neidpath Castle

Photo by Iain Mackay
~Passengers on the trains going through the tunnel missed the view of the castle

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Viaduct looking west

Photo by Iain Mackay

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The wider view

Photo by Iain Mackay
The view across the viaduct and downriver towards Peebles

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Viaduct Autumn 2008

Photo by Iain Mackay

Going east the train would enter the tunnel just up ahead

Monday, 17 October 2011

The old railway Viaduct

Photo by Iain Mackay
Emerging from the west end of the tunnel the train then crossed the viaduct.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Railway Tunnel - the other end

Photo by Iain Mackay

The east end of the tunnel, the Peebles end.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

The old Caledonian Railway tunnel

Photo by Iain Mackay
The east end of the half mile long tunnel. 
There is a bend about half way through, at which point you can see either end of the tunnel.
The line closed in the 1950s

Friday, 14 October 2011

Soonhope Chalets

Photo by Iain Mackay

Holiday chalets in Soonhope Glen

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Misty River

Photo by Iain Mackay

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Peebles Parish Church

Photo by Iain Mackay

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Classic view of Peebles

Photo by Iain Mackay

Monday, 10 October 2011

The Cauld

Photo by Iain Mackay

The Cauld or Weir

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Smoky old town

Photo by Iain Mackay

Saturday, 8 October 2011

High Street rooftops

Photo by Iain Mackay

Friday, 7 October 2011

Reflections on Tweed

Photo by Iain Mackay

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Panorama of Peebles

Photo by Iain Mackay

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The High Street

Photo by Iain Mackay

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Good News

Well I hope you'll think this good news. I asked one of the local photographic group if I could use his photos in my blog and he has agreed, so I would like to introduce you to Iain Mackay's photos. Iain is a local man, having grown up in the town. These first photos go back about 4 years - the reason I am not using his up to date ones just now is that he will be making a presentation to the photo group in January and I don't want to use too many of the pictures he might use then. Later maybe!
So, as I don't have time to write stuff, I will just show you a photo each day, mostly with Iain's titles. Most will be self explanatory anyway. Now enjoy.... and thanks so much Iain'

Today's photo is of the centre and south west of Peebles.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A view you will have seen before - Tweed Bridge from up river beside my favourite tree!