"ancient royal burgh of Selkirk"

1846 engraving of Selkirk published in vol. x of Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels
Public Domain1846 engraving of Selkirk published in vol. x of Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels - Credit: William Miller

The town of Selkirk lies in the Scottish Borders, not far from Ettrick. Interestingly, Sir Walter Scott was Sheriff of Selkirkshire from 1799 to 1832.