There was a peel tower at Bold in the 16th century however its exact location is now lost. I have placed it for now at West Bold farm pending further research.
It was one of a series of towers along the Tweed valley, each of which was visible from the next. Elibank would signal to Holylee, Holylee to Scrogbank, Scrogbank to Caberston, Caberston to Bold, Bold to Purvishill and then on to a continuing chain from Innerleithen to the north-west.
The signal would then pass along to Traquair, Grieston, Ormiston, Cardrona, Nether Horsburgh, Horsbrugh, Haystoun, Peebles and on to Neidpath. From Neidpath it would continue to Caverhill, Barns, Lyne, Easter Happrew, Easter Dawyck, Hillhouse, West Dawyck, Dreva and on to Tinnis.
Alternative names for Bold
Where is Bold?
Bold is in the parish of Traquair and the county of Peeblesshire.
Grid reference:NT 36477 36702
Lat / long:55.6197370162806,-3.01019109713718