To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kirk Yetholm from the Mindrum Road
Kirk Yetholm from the Mindrum Road

Kirk Yetholm is a village in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland, 8 miles (13 kilometres) southeast of Kelso and less than 1 mile (2 kilometres) west of the border. The first mention is of its church in the 13th century. Its sister town is Town Yetholm which lies 12 mile (800 metres) across the Bowmont Water. The population of the two villages was recorded as 591 in the 2001 census.[1]

The village is notable for being the northern terminus of the Pennine Way, and to a lesser extent the southern terminus of the Scottish National Trail. The Border Hotel public house is the official end of the Pennine Way.[2]

Kirk Yetholm was for centuries the headquarters of the Romanichal Travellers (Gypsies) in Scotland. The last king of the Gypsies, Charles Faa Blyth, was crowned in 1898 and the Gypsies have been integrated and are no longer a separate ethnic minority. A memorial stone can be found on the village green.[3]

A song referring to Kirk Yetholm called ‘Yetholm Day’ was written and composed by Gary Cleghorn.

Place-name meanings

Yetholm means either:

  • the goats' island from Old English gat 'goat' and Old Norse holmr (island, holme)
  • village with a gate - from Old English geat-ham ‘gate village’

Hostel

In 1942 the village school building was converted into a Scottish Youth Hostels Association hostel. It now continues in use as an affiliate hostel named the Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House.[4] It provides accommodation for tourists, particularly walkers and cyclists, being located on St Cuthbert's Way, the Pennine Way, the Scottish National Trail, the Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 and Scottish Borders Loop.[5]

See also

Further reading

The Kirk Yetholm Gypsies is available from the Hawick Archaeological Society website.[6]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Scotland's Census Result OnLine Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The Border Hotel | Services on the Pennine Way | National Trails". www.nationaltrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  3. ^ The Gypsy Memorial, Kirk Yetholm, Scotland
  4. ^ "Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House | IHUK". Independent Hostels UK. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  5. ^ "Kirk Yetholm". SYHA Hostelling Scotland. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. Retrieved 2010-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links


This page was last edited on 9 June 2021, at 20:07
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.