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Carterhaugh with the Ettrick Water in the foreground

Carterhaugh is a wood and farm near the confluence of the Yarrow Water and the Ettrick Water near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.[1] This real location is the fictional setting for the meeting between Tam Lin and Janet (sometimes Margaret) in the ballad "Tam Lin".


  1. ^ "Tam Lin and Carterhaugh, Selkirk, Scotland". Retrieved 5 November 2018.

Coordinates: 55°31′52″N 2°53′31″W / 55.531°N 2.892°W / 55.531; -2.892