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20,000 men here

31/07/1903
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“A very small bit of the camps. 20,000 men here”

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Queen’s Edinburgh Volunteers

01/08/1903
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“I was in Hawick last night on Pass and had a very good time. They run brakes back to camp up till eleven pm.”

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Border Rifles at Stobs

02/07/1904

Posted on 02/07/1904.
Postcard published by The Mezzotint Co. Brighton.
Thanks to Ian Lowes.

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Cyclists at Stobs

19/07/1904
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“Excuse my scribble as I have only a few minutes till another parade to the battlefield to fight another fight”

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Getting ready to march to camp

25/07/1904

A well turned-out 9th Volunteer Battalion (Highlanders) Royal Scots.
From Ian Lowes collection

 

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Marching towards camp

25/07/1904

Shows Royal Scots marching past the blacksmiths before passing under the railway viaduct at the entrance to the camp.
Ian…

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Border Rifles marching over Cogsmill Burn bridge

27/07/1904

The Border Rifles on route march from Stobs heading south on the B6399 crossing the bridge over the Cogsmill…

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HALT!! Who goes there?

23/05/1905
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“Well I’m here until September, we were supposed to come here to fire our musketry etc., but are a working party.”

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A little R & R

01/07/1905

Ian Lowes collection

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Camp area of 2nd & 4th Volunteer Scottish Rifles

24/07/1905

Just one of the many photographs from Ian Lowes collection

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All lined up

29/07/1905

Showing just some of the many tents required to accommodate the troops

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Not quite ready

30/07/1905

Yeomanry not quite ready for the photographer
From Ian Lowes collection

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“The Cooks” at camp

02/08/1905
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“Am enjoying camp A1 although the work is rather hard. We’ve been out both late and early doing drill”

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Fine time at Stobs

03/08/1905
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“I am having a fine time at Stobs. I am also having plenty of hard work. We were out all night last week we walked about 22…

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Preparing for the night

20/07/1906

Lots of straw needed to make all these mattresses. Hope they slept well.
From Ian Lowes collection

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That’s a lot of tents

24/07/1906

Ian Lowes collection

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Warm work

24/12/1907

Warm work for these Engineers digging fortifications
From Ian Lowes collection

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A group from Royal Scots

02/07/1909

Cricket, cards (spades) or rifle range today for this rather ‘sober’ group?
Acknowledgement to Ian Lowes

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Inspected by the Doctor

22/07/1910
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“We were out about 10 miles with all our equipment on today we are feeling our feet very much we had them all inspected by the…

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Usual bad weather

15/06/1912
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“This is the view of our camp, still raining we have been five days since dry here”

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Group at Soldiers’ Home

27/07/1912

Group at Soldiers’ Home. Postcard dated…

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Several chaps fainted

03/07/1914
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“This is where we are camping this year. It is Stobs near Hawick. It is very hilly country. We have had rather wet weather,…

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Writing home

06/07/1914

“Had a spiffing week, enjoying myself up to the mark. Plenty girls in Hawick, but of course I have nothing to do with…

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Bathing Pond

24/07/1914
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“Yesterday we got 1 1/2 sausage per man and today 1 sausage, so we refused to go on parade today until the captains promised…

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Dark days ahead

30/07/1914
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“Detained here tonight. Expect you will see the reason in tomorrow’s papers – outlook at the moment very serious”.

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Prophetic words?

31/07/1914
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“I am only sorry that our time is up as the life here is simply great”.

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Serious training for war

01/09/1915
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“KOSB Officers tents are those indicated by line . The main quarters are on opposite side of road “.

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Stobs Camp driving licence

21/08/1939

James Alexander McLeod’s driving licence,…

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