From the early fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth, the Anglo-Scottish borderlands witnessed one of the most intense periods of warfare and disorder ever seen in modern Europe.
As a consequence of near-constant conflict between England and Scotland, Borderers suffered unimaginably at the hands of marauding armies, who
ravaged the land, destroying crops, slaughtering cattle, burning whole settlements and killing indiscriminately. Forced by extreme circumstances, many Borderers took to reiving to ensure the survival of their families and communities. This television series is set in some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in the British Isles. Here in the Borderlands, the names of the fighting families are constant reminders of a turbulent past. If your name is one of these, this is your story.