Kirk Yetholm is a village in
the Scottish Borders, eight miles (13 km) southeast of
Kelso and less
than a mile west of the border.
Kirk Yetholm from the Mindrum
The first mention is of
its church in the 13th century.
Border Hotel public house is
the official end of the Pennine Way.
Kirk Yetholm was for centuries the
head-quarters of the Romani people
) in Scotland. The last king was
crowned in 1898 and the gypsies have been integrated and are no
longer a separate ethnic minority. A memorial stone can be found on
the village green.
town is Town
Yetholm which lies half a mile across the Bowmont
Yetholm means either:
- the goats' island from Old English
gat 'goat' and Old Norse
holmr (island, holme)
- village with a gate - from Old
English geat-ham 'gate village'