In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603.
Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart?
During the course of his journey Ian Crofton considers a number of questions how 'natural' are borderlines?
Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map, the compromise made by some committee of distant diplomats.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 8 Plates, color; 8 Plates, black and white
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 16/07/2015
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781780273082