Dunion road, Jedburgh, Borders

Maker
John Peat Munn
Production date
Jun 1956
Description
Text on negative envelope reads 'Jedburgh. Evening Landscape with sheep'. View of sheep grazing in a field separated from a road by a timber fence. The land is gently undulating grassland with some broad-leaved trees. There are mountains in the distance. In the distant fields trees have been used as a field boundary and to create a shelter belt. Some of the sheep appear to be Blackface, more often associated with the Highlands. The mountains are probably the Cheviots.
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Production date
Jun 1956
Subject notes
In the distant fields trees have been used as a field boundary and to create a shelter belt. Some of the sheep appear to be Blackface, more often associated with the Highlands. The mountains are probably the Cheviots. The Borders were a major sheep producing area from the days of the great Border abbeys. The Cheviot breed was developed there. The drier climate and gentler, less exposed valleys and hills, allow the production of heavier sheep and better wool than in the Highlands.
Accession number
P39880

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