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017 Standing Stone, Bemersyde Hill, Melrose.

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Description
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.

Directions
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
Parking is available at the view point known as Scott's View.

Fieldnotes
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 themselves.

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Quick Info
Type: Modern Stone
Nearest Town: St. Boswells
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 73
O.S. Explorer Sheet 338
Grid Reference: NT 5963 3428
GPS Reference: BEMER1

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