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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Lands being purchased from the Duke of Buccleuch

11 November 1902

The War Office negotiations with the Duke of Buccleuch for the purchase of 15,000 acres of land in Hawick District are now at an advanced stage and the Estate of Stobs, which adjoins the Duke’s land, also being purchased.   In all, 25,000 acres are being acquired, extending some ten miles long and several miles wide albeit uneven and hilly.