Ellemhaugh

This was filmed on Monday 2nd March 2020 at Ellemhaugh, a charming but deserted cottage in the Scottish Borders.

Ellemhaugh sits beside the river Whiteadder. There is no road or bridge to it.

This film is for George Scott who was born at Ellemhaugh in July 1893. He was killed in battle at Gallipoli on the 17th July 1915.

Music credit: Peter Gabriel performing his orchestral version of the David Bowie / Brian Eno classic ‘Heroes’, live in Verona, 2010:

After reaching Haddington, I took the B6355 from Gifford, a route south that I had not taken before. This high road led me to Ellemhaugh. [In the 18 miles travelling south by this road I encountered only two other vehicles, and both were tractors].