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Summer heather


I love to see the purple bloom across the moorland spread

The purple bloom o' Lammermuir, I love, I love to tread
I love to wander by the marsh that plough has never torn
I love to see the reed tufts wave where ne'er has waved the corn.
Dr Henderson



The wildlife of the borders is rich in variety and diversity. From the chatter of the grouse in the heather to the snowy hare hiding amongst the grasses, the Lammermuirs are a constant delight and inspiration to the budding enthusiast and the professional wildlife expert alike. Please see our other pages for more details on the beautiful wildlife on our doorstep, which must be protected for both our enjoyment and for future generations to come.