The Yetholm Gypsies visited Peebles selling basket-work and dealing in horses; the Wilsons had a tannery in Peebles.
The Yetholm Gypsies came into Peebles with their wagons all hung round with baskets and feather dusters. The women went round the doors selling things, mostly basket-work. The men collected injured and ill-treated horses from all over and cured them. Mr Lawson thinks these Gypsies were Wilsons. They had a skinyard on Cuddy Green. They washed the skins in a deep pool in the Cuddy [Eddleston Water], and hung them on poles to dry. They took the wool off the skins and sold the wool and the skins separately.