There is a series of informative walks available from the village shop,
caravan site and local accommodation. There are ten walks, all starting
from the village which vary in length from 1.5 miles to 9 miles. The grading
is mild to strenuous. The proceeds from the sale of these walks go towards
village funds. To view a sample walk from the pack click HERE.
Scottish Borders Council have produced a series of maps which show the
designated by the council. Maps for the area around Yetholm can be accessed
by clicking on the links below:
Map 35 Kelso East - click HERE.
Map 44 Morebattle and Yetholm - click HERE.
Map 45 Yetholm East - click HERE.
Map 53 Pennymuir and Hownam - click HERE.
Map 54 Bowmont Valley/Cheviot Hills - click HERE.
Birdwatching in the Yetholm Area
Yetholm Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) managed by
the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It is located a short distance from the village.
The bird hide which is located at the far end of the reserve offers excellent
bird watching opportunities particularly in winter with the arrival of
migrating wild fowl. The reserve is also home to numerous resident species
such as mute swans, mallards, coot and moorhen. Each year Carl Moses collects
figures of wildfowl overwintering in the Yetholm area for the RSPB's Wetland
Bird Survey - to find out more about bird life in the Yetholm area and
to view Carl's latest figures click HERE.
Floral Gateway Gathering
This village group has been operating for over three years and is involved
with enhancing the village, entering the Village in Bloom competitions,
the Eco-schools project, small scale projects identified by the villagers,
and also enriching the biodiversity of the local habitat. To find out
more about the FGG click - HERE.
To view the latest FGG newletter click HERE.
Halter Valley Archaeology Project
To find out more about this project click HERE.
Some photos of life in Yetholm in days gone by ... click HERE.
More pictures from Yetholm's past - HERE.
Stob Stanes Rideout 2010
Some images from this year's rideout - click HERE.
Scenes from Yetholm Festival 2010
Scenes from Yetholm Border Shepherd's Show 2010
for images of this sunny and very successful day.
The Stob Stanes Rideout 2011
for a selection of images.
Yetholm Panto 2012 - Puss-in-Boots
for a selection of scenes.
Border Shepherd's Show 2012
for a selection of photos from the 149th show.
|Recordings of Yetholm people
were made by Calum Maclean in the 1950s. Recordings from the Maclean
collection are available on the Kist o' Riches website, although none
from Yetholm are currently online. However, those who want to sample
border dialect might find the following links interesting:
A description of a Borders hiring fair - HERE.
Entertainment after sheep-shearing - HERE.
A description of Guisers at Hogmanay (recorded in Morebattle) - HERE.
A descendent of the Faa Blythes - HERE.
Calum Maclean, from the School of Scottish
Studies, records Charlie Douglas of Kirk Yetholm in 1956.