• Aerial video - new edit

    Aerial video – new edit

    Following on from their super drone images of Stobs Camp in 2016 Border Archaeology have re-edited their film of the PoW camp. It reveals the beautiful scenery around Stobs but also reminds us how isolated and exposed the camp was. With special […]

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  • Digital Archivist required for Stobs Camp Project

    Digital Archivist required for Stobs Camp Project

    The Stobs Camp Project requires a digital archivist for a part-time, fixed-term post. Fascinating facts, photographs, artefacts, pictures and memorabilia have been uncovered and these need to be catalogued for future research purposes. If you are community-minded and […]

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  • Upcoming talks in 2018

    Upcoming talks in 2018

    The Stobs Camp Project is out on the road again in 2018. Here are our upcoming talks: – Wednesday 14th February – Cogsmill WI Tuesday 6th March – Innerleithen Probus Wednesday 28th March – Burnfoot […]

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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.

 

Recent Posts

  • Aerial video - new edit

    Aerial video – new edit

    Following on from their super drone images of Stobs Camp in 2016 Border Archaeology have re-edited their film of the PoW camp. It reveals the beautiful scenery around Stobs but also reminds us how isolated and exposed the camp was. With special […]

     
  • Digital Archivist required for Stobs Camp Project

    Digital Archivist required for Stobs Camp Project

    The Stobs Camp Project requires a digital archivist for a part-time, fixed-term post. Fascinating facts, photographs, artefacts, pictures and memorabilia have been uncovered and these need to be catalogued for future research purposes. If you are community-minded and […]

     
  • Upcoming talks in 2018

    Upcoming talks in 2018

    The Stobs Camp Project is out on the road again in 2018. Here are our upcoming talks: – Wednesday 14th February – Cogsmill WI Tuesday 6th March – Innerleithen Probus Wednesday 28th March – Burnfoot […]

     
 

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