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Hornshole

A locality on the River Teviot in the Scottish Borders, Hornshole lies 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Hawick and 2½ miles (4 km) west southwest of Denholm. The Hornshole Bridge crosses the river, while Hornshole Hill rises to the northwest. Hornshole is notable as the site of a skirmish in 1514 where the young men of Hawick overcame an English force and returned to the town with their standard. The Hornshole Monument commemorates this event, along with the 1514 Memorial and Return from Hornshole statue in Hawick. The incident still forms an important part of the cultural life of Hawick and is at the centre of the annual Common Riding in June. The Borders Abbeys Way passes through Hornshole.


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