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For much of the Middle Ages the Borders were a violent and lawless place, in the grip of ferocious bands of feuding raiders known as the Border Reivers. 

Taking advantage of the chaos wrought by the wars between Scotland and England, loyal only to their clans, they made murder, arson and castle rustling a way of life.

Four hundred years later their memory lives on in the fortified peel towers built throughout the Borders by them and to defend against them - and in the staunchly loyal and independent spirit of their descendants.

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