Aikwood Tower

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Aikwood Tower (also known as Oakwood Tower) is a 16th-century tower house in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of the town of Selkirk, on the Ettrick Water. The tower is a Category A listed building.[1]

The tower was built in 1535, but in the late 18th century it was abandoned as a dwelling and was used as a store on the adjoining farm. The building was restored in the 1990s by the Liberal politician Lord Steel and now houses a permanent exhibit on the author and poet James Hogg (1770–1835), also known as "The Ettrick Shepherd".


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Coordinates: 55°31′29″N 2°55′27″W / 55.524697°N 2.924235°W / 55.524697; -2.924235