The launch of the Trail

The land next to the old smithy (12 Main Street) and its cottage was developed after the Second World War. It was here that Killearn garage was built. Originally there was no access from the garage to Main Street and the space was used to display cars for sale. The entrance was made in the late 1990s.

Headrigg Square is probably named after Headrigg Cottage, a now unidentified cottage around here. Headrigg presumably means the head of the riggs. This refers to the traditional rigg and furrow cultivation in the fields below the cemetery and behind the Black Bull.