December 2, 1815
A great foot-ball match takes place on Tuesday the 5th, at Carterhaugh, Ettrick forest, (a spot classical in minstrelsy,) betwixt the Ettrick men and the men of Yarrow; the one party, as we understand, backed by the Earl of Home, and the other by Walter Scott, Esq Sheriff of the forest.
Two “excellent new songs” have been written for the occasion, which we are happy in being enabled, thus early, to give to our readers.
The Ettricke Garland; being two excellent new songs on The Lifting of The Banner of the House of Buccleuch, at the great foot-ball match on Carterhaugh, Dec. 5, 1815.
(Source: Caledonian Mercury: December 2, 1815)