Nether Horsburgh Castle
Forestry Commission Scotland has purchased over 120 hectares of woodland in the Tweed Valley near Peebles. The price paid is unknown but the estate was on the market at offers over £1,985,000.
The purchase includes the 16th century tower of Nether Horsburgh and will enable a link to be made with the neighbouring towers of Cardrona and Shieldgreen as part of the Commission's policy of access.
Both Cardrona and Nether Horsburgh towers have recently been the subjects of detailed laser scan surveys by AOC Archaeology on behalf of the Commission, providing a record of the historic buildings and informing future conservation management.
Nether Horsburgh is also to undergo consolidation – an event which castle lovers will applaud. All is not bad news on the castle front!