Jedburgh introduces blue plaque trails

plaqueJedburgh  introduces blue plaque trailsAs one of the smaller border towns, Jedburgh certainly punches above its weight when it comes to historic assets.

The magnificent Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots House and the Castle and Jail are all popular visitor attractions.

The town also lays claim to over 132 listed buildings – a record for a place its size in Scotland – and a new project is celebrating this historic statement.

Specially designed blue plaques have been put up in and around the town commemorating famous local people and locations.

The concept came from members who run the local news magazine – The Jed Eye –  and will enhance the town trails used by Jedburgh Historic Guided Walks Group (more information available at the tourism office).

In all some 30 locations have been identified for blue plaques. A key feature of the design is the inclusion of QR (quick response) codes on each plaque that can be scanned and take the reader to Jedburgh town website for more detailed information.

The plaques are the work of Coldstream graphic designer and sign-maker David Shepherd.

The locations of the plaques include Jedburgh Abbey, Carters Rest (formerly the site of the grammar school), the Port House in Exchange Street, The Nest and Wren’s Nest in Abbey Close, Carnegie library in Castlegate and the Castle Jail to mark Townhead Port.

Welcome to Jedburgh.

 

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  1. avatar paul mcginlay says:

    Hi

    can you supply a full blue plaque list

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