Former POW and military camp poised for monument recognition [Herald Scotland]

Date: 14/02/2023

Historic Environment Scotland is seeking public views on proposals to recognise Stobs Camp near Hawick as a scheduled monument.

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View west at Stobs on 6 February 2008 over part of the site of the former Stobs Camp (1903-1959). The various remains dotted around the hillsides say little of the many thousands of men who passed through here over the years, including those on their way to fight in two world wars. In addition, Stobs also operated for a time as a PoW Camp. The area was rail served by a branch leaving the Waverley Line near Acreknowe Farm, north of Stobs Viaduct and, while few details are known due to the site being a militarily sensitive area for much of its life, Butts Directory lists a private station at Stobs Camp, although no opening or closing dates are given.
Location: Stobs Camp
Company: Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
06/02/2008 John Furnevel
View south on the Waverley line at the site of Stobs Camp Siding which was actually a large yard extending to the access road to Acreknowe farm. From there a tramway crossed the road, and abrubtly dog-legged before eventually reaching Stobs military camp. A spur served the camp bakery and the line ended near one of three YMCA Institute buildings, on the west flank of the camp, roughly level with Winningtonrigg. To the left in this picture can be seen the railway cottages just north of Barnes viaduct. Where the route begins to turn was the location of the large signalbox here. Behind the camera a long headshunt on the up side extended to Colislinn cutting.
Location: Stobs
Company: Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
06/03/2006 James Young

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