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Updated 03/27/2020


The Duke of Roxburgh's Farewell
to the Black Mount Forest

The Duke of Roxburghe is a title in the peerage of Scotland created in 1707 along with the titles Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, Earl of Kelso and Viscount Broxmouth. John Ker, 5th Earl of Roxburghe became the first holder of these titles. The title is derived from the royal burgh of Roxburgh in the Scottish Borders that in 1460 the Scots captured and destroyed.

The Duke of Roxburghe would be the Chief of Clan Innes, but cannot be recognized as such as he retains the name Innes-Ker. The family has its seat at Floors Castle near Kelso, Scotland. The grounds contain the ruins of Roxburgh Castle on a promontory between the rivers Tweed and Teviot. The traditional burial place of the Dukes of Roxburghe is the Roxburghe Memorial Cloister (also known as "Roxburghe Aisle"), a 20th-century addition to the ruins of Kelso Abbey.

Black Mount (also Blackmount) is a mountain range located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland situated between Glen Orchy and Glen Coe. The Black Mount Deer Forest includes moorland, the mountain, as well as several rivers, burns, lochs, and tarns.