Ancrum Kirkyard

Tinnis Castle

Tinnis Castle

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Addinston Fort.

We know more about Aethelfrith, grandson of Ida, who had built up his kingdom until it was strong enough to beat the Christian Gododdin at Catterick in 600 and the Christian Scots of Dalriada at Degsastan,* which is either Dawston in Liddesdale or more likely Addinston in Lauderdale, in 603.

Hownam (hoo-, how-num) n. village in the eastern Borders, where the Hownam Burn meets the Kale Water. The ‘ Hownam Rings’ and the ‘ Shearers’ are nearby ancient stone arrangements, and there are also several hill-forts and cultivation terraces in the area.

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