It is felt that a map of protection and preserving a the time of the Douglas family owning it in the fourteenth century may have looked like this;
1. The later caretaker Buccleuch late sixteenth century on…..
Fourteenth Century Armies protecting the Hermitage Castle.
2. The army of the Ermytage-Armytage-Hermitage; the Elwald-Ellot-Elliot.
3. The army of the west flank looking south having a strong right arm, is the army of the army strand along the Liddel Water; the Armystrand/Armstrong.
4. The army of the east flank looking south with a strong left-hand, are the Kerr protecting the Kerr Valley/Kerhope, starting from the foot at Kerhopefoot, going east, along the Scottish border, are the Ker/Kerr/Carr.
The castle protected by the Elwald, the right/west flank by the Armystrand, and the left/east flank by the Ker. This was at a time of Douglas ownership, just after the Declaration of Aboroath.
It should be noted that one time Ermydoune was one of the regions of Liddesdale containing Ramsgill, and Lawis.
As one can see there is a Lawis Superior (likely high on hill), and a Lawis Inferior (likely low on hill), and a locality of Richard and Robert of Lawis, (likely Elwald).
I should be noted; That Ermydoune, means army fort, likely the name of the Hermitage previous to the Declaration of Abroath, after it took on the name Ermytag, meaning army guard post, because then it was on the north side of the new Scottish/English Border, and now it is referred to as the Hermitage.
Though the Hermitage is originally apart of northern Northumbria.
The Elliot of today in the United Kingdom have a similar distribution of the Elwald of the pass.
The Elwald (of small patches of trees-forest/foresta), were the army of the armyhouse Ermytag/Hermitage, and lived around the house, towards the north on the hill (law), the people of the hill were call lawis which means of the hill.
Roberts de Lawis is likely Robert Elwald of Lawis (of the hill).
The Elwald army belonged to the hill were of the region north of the Hermitage Castle on the Hermitage Hill referred to as belonging to hill as being of Lawis where -is is a possessive as -‘s. Those Elwald belonging to the trees south of the Hermitage would be referred to as of Shawis.
Where the INFINIS wind farm is proposed in Lawis, on Hermitage Hill;
Showing locations of Elwald in the region of the proposed wind farm;
FORESTA; The areas of with the Elwald (people of small forest) live. These FORESTA; patches of trees were at one time in the fourteenth century located on Hermitage Castle Hill, and this is were the army/ermy/ermi of the Ermitage (army house/fort), lived.
Though in the pass De Soulis, Wake, Bruce, Douglas, Bothwell (Hepburn) then Buccleuch owned and the Buccleuch family in the pass is known in preservation of the Hermitage.
Note what the Hermitage looked like at one time.
Hermitage Castle cira 1810.
Note shoring and putting into preservation, by the Buccleuch family.
The United Kingdom does not have an Antiquities Act, like the United States. It is difficult for my to understand, why doesn’t the United Kingdom protect it’s historical antiquities? The United States would never think of not protecting their own historical antiquities, and it is best for the home country to protect their own antiquities. Doesn’t today’s United Kingdom feel historical antiquities need protection? Does INFINIS from near London, feel that THE HERMITAGE is an historical antiquity part of the United Kingdom, or is this a way for the English INFINIS to invade Scotland?
It is likely that the Elliott outside the United Kingdom like myself have Scottish origins, before migration to Ulster then on to America; doesn’t INFINIS want the rest of the Elliott of the world to visit their homeland?
Today’s Buck (Buccleuch);
‘To pollute the landscape backdrop of the castle with all its power to evoke the history and heritage of the Scottish Borders would be nothing short of vandalism,’ stresses The Duke of Buccleuch.
more at http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/article/531320/Wind-farm-battle-over-Scottish-castle.html#quD8iiyMImI7X6Es.99
The Armystrand (an army stranded along the Liddel Water)/Armstrong as in the pass are also protecting and preserving the Hermitage. It is as thought Buck (Buckcleuch/Buccleuch) is looking after the castle, the Elwald (Ellot/Elliot) are looking after the area around the castle, and the Armystrand (Armstrong) are protecting the Liddel Water part of the border.
Since the Ker (Kerr/Carr) are likely the protectorate of the border toward the east and their valley; Kerhope (valley of the Kerr), and not directly involved in the Hermitage, it would be good if the Kerr/Carr, could establish region of protection from a wind farms, around regions of their historical castles, before INFINIS would propose any wind farms in these areas. This would also help place more concerns on protection and preservation of the Hermitage Castle.
Mark Elliott 2/4/2014
Since it is felt the the
Some on Buccleuch history;
Archibald Douglas Earl of Angus, also passed land to Robert Elwald of Redheugh.
Hermitage Castle land;
David Scott of Buccleuch and son David the Governorship by Archibald Earl of Angus 1472.
Shows that the Buccleuch family has quite a history with the Hermitage Castle.
A REASON THE ELLIOT CLAN CHIEF MAY NOT WANT TO SAVE THE HERMITAGE CASTLE FROM A WIND FARM ON HERMITAGE HILL;
BEEN WORKING FOR YEARS, SINCE FAMILY RODE WITH THE GRAIN OF BRAIDLEY TO GET BRAIDLEY THE HOME OF CLAN LEADER MATIN ELLOT MOVED TO IT’S PROPER LOCATION BETWEEN THE GORRENBERRY AND THE HERMITAGE CASTLE.
FEEL THERE WERE TWO GANGS, REDHEUGH AND GORRENBERRY GANG. THE GORRENBERRY GANG OF MY FAMILY RODE WITH MARTIN OF BRAIDLEY AND THE REDHEUGH GANG WHICH IS OF THE ELLIOT CLAN CHIEF DID NOT.
TODAY I AM RIDING WITH MY BRETHREN THE ARMSTRONG TO STOP THE WIND FARM ON THE HILL (HERMITAGE HILL), AND DO NOT FEEL THE ARMSTRONG NEED TO BE BETRAYED BY TODAY’S ELLIOTT. THE ELLIOT CLAN CHIEF IS NOT AT THIS TIME RIDING WITH THE ARMSTRONG.
THE UNITED KINGDOM DOES NOT HAVE AN ANTIQUITIES ACT TO PROTECT IT’S PRICELESS ANTIQUITIES FROM WIND FARMS SUCH AS THE UNITED STATES HAS. THE WIND TURBINE POWER COMPANIES CAN GIVE LOCAL COMMUNITIES A STIFFEN WHICH WILL NOT COMPENSATE FOR THE INCOME LOCAL COMMUNITIES SUCH AS NEWCASTLETON AND HAWICK WOULD GAIN IN NOTORIETY AND FROM THIS NOTORIETY INCOME FROM VISITING TOURIST. SIMILAR TO PAYING INDIGENOUS AMERICANS WHICH DO NOT WANT TO SELL THEIR LAND, TO GIVE THE WIND TURBINE COMPANY SUCH AS INFINIS OR NBW RATIONALIZATION FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF A PRICELESS HISTORICAL ANTIQUITY AS THE HERMITAGE CASTLE.