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A view of the Ettrrick Water at Philiphaugh - - 1207260.jpg
The Ettrick Water at Philipshaugh
Grid reference: NT444279
Location: 55°32’23"N, 2°53’9"W
Postcode: TD7
Local Government
Council: Scottish Borders

Philiphaugh is a village in Selkirkshire, standing where the Yarrow Water meets the Ettrick Water, immediately to the west of Selkirk.

Places nearby include Bowhill, Broadmeadows, the Ettrick Water, Ettrickbridge, Lindean, Salenside, Yarrowford and the Yair Forest.

Originally referred to as the land owned as part of Philiphaugh Estate, the name is today used in a wider sense to describe the most southerly parts of Selkirk, as for example Philiphaugh Rugby Ground, the home ground of Selkirk Rugby Club.


In 1645 the Battle of Philiphaugh was fought here (where the Selkirk Cricket Club now stands) at the height of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

The grave of Tibbie Tamson (died 1790), an outcast from Selkirk, is located at an isolated spot near Harehead Hill. The exact reason for her being an outcast has been lost but she may have been executed as a witch. The grave is maintained by way of an apology.

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