Leyden Monument, Denholm
Things to do in Hawick Scottish Borders
Visitor-Attractions in Scotland
Description: Standing on Denholm Green is the monument to Dr John Leyden, scholar and poet, who was born in Denholm in 1775. He was a very highly talented scholar who assisted Sir Walter Scott with his collection of the material for his "Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders".
Later, Leyden went overseas and, with Sir Stamford Raffles and Lord Minto was instrumental in the founding of Singapore. He died in Java at the age of 36 years.
Situation – OS ref: NT 568184
How to get there:
By car: In the centre of Denholm which lies on the A698 Kelso to Hawick road.
By public transport: Regular services to and from Hawick pass through the village.
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