Old Southwick

Old Southwick Graveyard

You need to know where this is! It is situated  down a very narrow side road a mile from Coulkerbush travelling towards Colvend on the A710, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. In the centre of the graveyard is the ruins of the original Southwick Church. It is mentioned in Bagimonds Roll of 1275. Edward 1 is recorded as visiting the site in 1300 ( then known as being dedicated to Our Lady the Virgin or Our Lady of Southwick according to where you look). A very beautiful and atmospheric place, just hope you don’t meet a car going the other way! 

By photos,poetry and haiku by Derek Ross

I am a photographer/ poet from Dumfries in South West Scotland. I concentrate on minimalist images and prefer using an iPhone these days. As far as my writing is concerned, I usually write short poems (some in Scots dialect), hence my interest in haiku and related forms.

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