|017 Standing Stone, Bemersyde Hill, Melrose.
A tall standing stone reaches around 3.00m high and has been
erected in modern times. It stands to the south west of the
summit of Bemersyde Hill, a few miles to the east of Melrose.
The stone is near a well known view point know as Scott's View.
Bemersyde Hill is on the B6256 running south of Earlston to the
B6404 St. Boswells to Kelso road. From the parking area, go
through a small timber gate and work your way up the hill. The
stone is obvious and not easy to miss.
Parking is available at the view point known as Scott's View.
Despite being a modern standing stone, the stone itself is not
too bad as standing stones go. The location is outstanding and
the view is magnificent with the Eildon Hills to the west and
the two Brothers' Stone's in the east. However, the latter
cannot be seen from the stone and you will have to walk higher
up the hill to see them.
Scott's View is a location well
associated with Sir Walter Scott. It is said that when Sir
Walter Scott died, his horses stopped here on their way to
Dryburgh Abbey. They were so used to stopping here for Scott to
look out over his beloved Borders that they stopped by