This year, the boys were given permission to set up camp
in the grounds of Traquair House, Innerleithen on Friday. This house
dates back to 1107 and was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and
queens of Scotland. After playing hide and seek in the maze, the boys
settled down for the night.
We set off early the next morning following the Minchmoor
Road (Southern Upland way).
Minchmoor Road was at one time the main route across southern
Scotland and the old road east from Traquair has been in use for over
800 years. This route also passes the Cheese Well, where the ancient
tradition of an offering of cheese thrown in would allow travellers to
pass unmolested thanks to the protection of the fairies!!!
We then set up camp at Yair. It was another early morning on Sunday, as the boys got
up at the crack of dawn to cook breakfast, pack the tents then walk back
to Galashiels in time for the morning service.