Welcome to the Yetholm History Society website.
Today the twin Scottish villages of Kirk and Town Yetholm nestle quietly in the Bowmont valley in the Cheviot Hills. However, signs of ancient human activity are written into the surrounding landscape in the form of numerous hill forts, hut platforms and field boundaries. Perhaps the most striking piece of evidence was unearthed in 1837, when two bronze-age shields were dug from boggy ground at the edge of the village.
During the Middle Ages Yetholm found itself caught up in the conflicts between England and Scotland. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was the haunt of Border Reivers. In the eighteenth century it became the home of gipsy people.
If you would like to find out more about the history and archaeology of this beautiful and interesting area then you would be very welcome to attend our meetings and other activities. Click on the 'Syllabus' tab to find out about our current series of talks and other activities. We look forward to meeting you!
Yetholm History Society is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: SCO44596