Melrose Abbey

Abbey Street



NGR - NT 549341


The small headstone is lcoated on the south side of the abbey. It has a carved winged soul, skull and bones on the rear. On the south side of the abbey, locate the fourth window from the west, and the stone is the third one out from the abbey. Sir David Brewster's tomb is located at the fifth window.

Nicol Cochrane


Nicol Cochrane was a Covenanter who had to go into hiding. He was a 'portioner' in Newtown. He survived the Killing Times and died on 20 January 1708 aged 63. He was buried in Melrose Abbey churchyard, on the south side of the ruins.