THE article ‘Paying the Price for Early Travel’ (Issue 112) contained inaccurate information concerning bridges across the Tweed. Smeaton’s bridge spans the river at Coldstream and has always been referred to as Coldstream Bridge.
The Old Toll House lies in the county of Berwickshire and is correctly referred to as The Marriage House, Coldstream, where in the 19th century runaway marriages were solemnised. I am not certain that it was a toll house, but it was an inn prior to being used as a marriage house.
Locals and visitors alike all enjoy the beautiful countryside of both counties, but at least give Scotland a little credit for the fine bridge and scenery which we are quite happy to share with our friends in Cornhill.
- James M. Davidson, Duns Road, Coldstream.