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CLIP 5899

A tour of Kelso in the Scottish Borders

A tour of Kelso in the Scottish Borders
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Key Info
  • A tour of Kelso in the Scottish Borders
  • Duration: 02:13
  • A look at the history and landmarks of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. A graphic map plots the position of Kelso, where the River Teviot meets the River Tweed. Kelso was founded 900 years ago with the establishment of the abbey. The monks who lived there were responsible for building up the town and creating the first mill. As Kelso grew bigger, it became an important market town and the market continues to this day.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Keywords: Scotland, Southern Uplands, Sir Walter Scott, geography, town, market, Kelso, Teviot, Tweed
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to study important towns in the Southern Uplands or to compare Kelso with other Scottish towns. It could be used to discuss the establishment of towns close to rivers and why this happens.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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