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The Three Brethren

The Three Brethren  - Copyright Dougie Milne Photography 2021

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The Three Brethren, are three huge cairns near Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders, which crown the 467m summit of the same name. The hill is named as the Three Brethren on General Roy’s military maps from the mid 1700’s.

The cairns marked the boundaries of the estates of Buccleuch, Yair and Selkirk Burgh. The first cairn was built by Alexander Pringle, Laird of Yair and Whytbank Tower in 1512. The other two cairns were built at a later date.

This picture was taken on 27 June 2021.