Motorhome Hire Selkirkshire

The historic county of Selkirkshire or County of Selkirk serves as a historical and Registration County set in-between the counties of Peeblesshire to the north and Roxburghshire to the south. The province of Dumfriesshire lies to the south of the county while Roxburghshire sits to its east. Set in southeastern Scotland, the county chiefly contains mountainous terrain with gentler slopes towards its northern portion. The region served more like a hunting ground than a place of settlement for the hunters of the 1st century AD. The area was not cleared of its forestry by the Romans, Angles or the Saxons and for centuries the region was known for its dense forests earning the name of Ettrick Forest. The district formed a part of the Celtic British kingdom of Strathclyde, then the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and later part of Scotland. The county was declared a Royal Forest by the Scottish Kings and the region suffered during the border wars between the English and the Scots.

Today the region remains mostly rural however most of the dense forestry and deer gives way for sheep and shepherds. Galashiels is the county’s largest town while the county town is Selkirk. The two county rivers of Ettrick and the Yarrow which are both honoured in traditional songs, flow from the Tweedsmuir Hills.

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