Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk.
'A most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history'-- Rosemary Goring * Herald *
'This is a definitive piece of research, colourfully and
humorously written, beautifully illustrated with fine photography
and enhanced by a necessary map, dates of the Common Ridings, names
of Border families and a selection of evocative Border Ballads'