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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 war and the subsequent handling of PoWs.

Step back in time to the early 20th century and join Andrew Jepson, Archaeology Scotland’s Stobs Camp Project Officer, as he explores this internationally important First World War site. Hear about the early days of the training camp and visit the practice trenches. Then enter the PoW camp, see the barrack hut and discover what life was like for prisoners 100 years ago.

Visit the former cemetery where 46 PoWs were buried and hear about recent excavations. Before leaving enter the bell tent to see artefacts and clothing and chat to the Living History Group “Scots in the Great War”.

Numbers are limited for this tour so booking is essential. The tour will entail walking over uneven ground at times. Stout footwear and outdoor clothing is advised.

To book contact: 0300 012 9878
Email: info@archaeologyscotland.org.uk