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Wilson's Border Tales

Volume 1

I have this 6 volume set of books in my home but it's a lot of work ocr'ing them into the site.  The above list of tales served as a selection from these volumes but have now discovered the set has been scanned into the Internet Archive so now able to provide the complete set for you to download.

Volume 1  Volume 2  Volume 3  Volume 4  Volume 5  Volume 6

Join us for an hour of storytelling and raise a glass to the memory of J M Wilson, author of Wilson's Tales of the Borders.

The Wilson's Tales Project

The Wilsonís Tales Project has been created by a group of volunteers based in Berwick upon Tweed, to stimulate a revival of interest in the Tales. Constantly republished throughout the English-speaking world in the 19th century, when the 1934 centenary edition was reprinted in 1947 , the Tales as a published body of work were slipping into obscurity.

The Wilsonís Tales Project aims to raise awareness of the original Tales and provide a platform for contemporary artists of all types to respond to and re-tell them in modern ways to modern audiences.

This has included live performances by story tellers, musicians singing the original ballads on which many were based, and stage and radio play adaptations of the Tales in historic venues.

In addition, we have published our own ĎRevival Editionsí of Tales, each one retold in modern language and with an accompanying item setting out the historical accuracy, or otherwise, of the original.

See their March 2021 newsletter

An Old St Ronan's Wood, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Last week I visited one of my favourite walks - St Ronan's Wood at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. There were early signs of Spring, which was just wonderful, with lots of snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils about to open. It's easy to get to, with the entrance of the wood close to the town centre. It's beautifully located on the eastern slopes of Caerlee Hill and extends up the eastern slope of Lee Pen, which is well worth climbing for great views of the rolling Border Hills and the River Tweed. Hope you find the video relaxing and restful :-)

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