Alistair Moffat's The Borders: A history of the Borders from earliest times was published in Selkirk in 2002 by Deerpark Press, 464 pages in hardback. The book accompanies a UK television series of the same name.
The Borders Book (see the Bibliography section) contains much information on Border history.
Early Settlers in the Borders looks at the early settlers of the Borders, from prehistoric times, through Roman Britain, and up to the early Christian kingdoms in southern Scotland. It is a companion to Christian Heritage in the Borders (see under the Church History section) and was published by the Scottish Borders Council in 1997. Its ISBN is 0953043800.
The border counties were for many centuries the battleground between Scotland and England. Largely as a result of this the reiving tradition arose, something which only really died out with the Union of the Crowns in 1603. For a comprehensive history of the reiving times, read George MacDonald Fraser's The Steel Bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, first published in 1971 and reprinted ever since.
One book specifically about Berwickshire is Elizabeth Layhe's History of Berwickshire's Towns and Villages to the Present Day, published in 1994, ISBN 0952322102.
The Berwickshire Coast by Lawson Wood is an illustrated history of the coastline, following the coast through places like Cove, Pease Bay, Fast Castle, St Abbs Head, Coldingham Bay, Eyemouth, Burnmouth and Lamberton, right down to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The book is illustrated, mainly from old postcards which were posted locally. The book was published in 1998 by Stenlake Publishing and its ISBN is 1840330465.
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