Trailflat Church and Churchyard

The remains of the medieval parish church of Trailflat stand within its burial-ground in a commanding position looking out across the low-lying undulating terrain which opens out into Annandale. It was granted to Kelso Abbey in the 12th century. The parish was united with Tinwald in 1650, and the church was partly ruinous by 1684.

A 14th century tomb slab, 6 ft long, is in the churchyard. It is uninscribed but for a small incised cross 4 ins long at the ‘head’ end, there are also a number of 17th and 18th-century graveslabs and stones left standing.

A real hidden gem this one. 

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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