People with significant historical connections to the area:

  • Sir William Cockburn of Langton was killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513
  • Rev Alexander Hume was a poet who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, who died in 1609
  • Richard Hillary was a RAF fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, who died in 1943 whilst based at RAF Charterhall
  • Sir Jock McEwen was a poet, politician and laird of Marchmont, who died in 1962

  • Sir Robin McEwen  was a lawyer, artist and laird of Marchmont, who died in 1980
  • Rory and Alex McEwen were brothers and acclaimed musicians and TV presenters.  Rory was also a famous botanical artist.  Rory died in 1982, and Alex in 2008 

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