• Film of “A Night at Stobs”

    We are delighted to be able to share a film version of “A Night at Stobs”; a theatrical re-enactment staged in June 2018 at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hawick. The objective behind the production of the Lustspielabend (or […]

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  • Acreknowe practice trenches

    Continuing their super drone images of Stobs Camp we are delighted to share Border Archaeology’s new short film of the practice trenches near to Acreknowe reservoir. It reveals a series of trenches believed to have been dug by British […]

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  • Upcoming talks in 2019

    The Stobs Camp Project is out on the road again soon. Here are our upcoming talks: – September 1, 2019 – Scottish Living History Festival – Callendar House, Falkirk For further information please email us at: […]

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  • Stobs Camp Study Weekend

    Stobs Camp Study Weekend

    On the 18 & 19 June a free study weekend took place in Hawick focusing on Hawick’s German Prisoners and exploring Stobs Internment Camp in it’s global context. This was a fantastic, informative event led by Dr Stefan Manz […]

     
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    The Great War

    In October 1914, the authorities let it be known that Stobs was to be used as a Prisoner of War camp and a £50,000 contract was placed for the construction of 200 wooden huts which would […]

     
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    The Second World War

    Little information survives regarding the camp after the Great War. However, a specialist venereal disease hospital opened after the Armistice using the former German POW hospital. Eventually, there was a return to a summer training […]