• Stobs Camp Tour - Sunday 3rd September

    Stobs Camp Tour – Sunday 3rd September

    As part of the Borders Heritage Festival and Scottish Archaeology Month join a free walking tour of Stobs Camp, the internationally important First World War site, and learn how it related to Scotland’s preparation for […]

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  • Aerial video

    Aerial video

    Following on from their super aerial images of Stobs Camp Border Archaeology returned and flew a drone over the site and captured this footage of the PoW Camp. It reveals the beautiful scenery around Stobs but also reminds us how isolated and […]

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  • Aerial photography

    Aerial photography

    On a clear and sunny day in Autumn 2016 Border Archaeology flew a drone over Stobs Camp and captured many of the PoW camp’s features. They show A camp, B camp, C camp and D camp and the path of the […]

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Stobs Military Camp

For nearly 60 years, thousands of young men used the facilities at Stobs Camp near Hawick in the Scottish Borders to train for war. Now the bleak, windswept hills lie as silent witnesses to all that passed before them.

Stobs Camp has significant historical importance with its quality of remains, intact training ground, massive archaeological potential and huge educational resource. Due to its extraordinary level of preservation Stobs Camp is an internationally important site relating to Scotland’s preparation for and subsequent handling of First World War prisoners.

Within Scotland no site exists with the mix of army training camp and prisoners of war and internees in one place, none has the surviving remains visible as at Stobs, no other camp has any standing buildings and much of the training ground including firing ranges and trenches surviving. And within the UK, no First World War prisoner of war camp has upstanding buildings remaining, no internees’ camp survives on the mainland, and no training camps survive to the same level of preservation.

This is why Stobs is so important.

 

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  • Stobs Camp Tour - Sunday 3rd September

    Stobs Camp Tour – Sunday 3rd September

    As part of the Borders Heritage Festival and Scottish Archaeology Month join a free walking tour of Stobs Camp, the internationally important First World War site, and learn how it related to Scotland’s preparation for […]

     
  • Aerial video

    Aerial video

    Following on from their super aerial images of Stobs Camp Border Archaeology returned and flew a drone over the site and captured this footage of the PoW Camp. It reveals the beautiful scenery around Stobs but also reminds us how isolated and […]

     
  • Aerial photography

    Aerial photography

    On a clear and sunny day in Autumn 2016 Border Archaeology flew a drone over Stobs Camp and captured many of the PoW camp’s features. They show A camp, B camp, C camp and D camp and the path of the […]

     
 

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