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Camera: Canon EOS 400D: Lens: @ 76mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f9, Shutter: 1/200
Taken early in the morning whilst driving through the beautiful Ettrick Valley in the Scottish Borders. The Ettrick Valley is a beautiful and tranquil area in the Scottish Borders region, that runs for 26 miles along Ettrick Water, from the Potburn, near the Dumfriesshire border, to the eastern edge of Selkirk. Despite the gradual disappearance of wooded land, the mountains surrounding both the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys are unique. They were once part of the great Ettrick Forest, a stronghold that kept its wilderness status and trees long after the rest of the Forest had been ‘tamed’. The area was, and still is, a beautiful place that the world seems to have passed by, but in fact the area is steeped in history, myth and legend. Its contribution to the cultural and literary life of Scotland is great, with legends of Merlin, Arthur, Wallace, Bruce, the Black Douglases, plundering Reivers and fleeing Covenanters hereabouts – all knew its hills, rivers and valleys. Scotland’s kings also hunted wolf, deer and, sometimes, men in this area, while monks cut down its oaks to build their abbeys, and other trees were felled for fuel and to clear land for grazing.