At the end of the war, Stobs became one of the main resettlement camps in Britain. Some 2000 Polish soldiers were placed under canvas until they were demobilised. Some made their homes in Hawick and married local girls.
In November, 1947, the Government proposed to extend the camp to 22,000 acres. But the planned expansion never happened and Stobs remained as a summer only camp. Gradually, the number of men training lessened, until, towards the end of the 1950's, the military authorities abandoned the camp altogether.

Schedule of Camp Sale 1959

View over to Winningtonrig Feb 2004   Feb 2004
The old rifle range targets Feb 2004   Old boiler house at the camp entrance, Feb 2004
 Old swimming pool, Feb 2004  The last Prisoners hut, Feb 2004
 The main camp entrance Feb 2004 The last hut and a boiler house, Feb 2004 

Noteable Artifacts Found at Stobs

HLI Cap Badge

Royal Flying Corps Badge

Kreigsmarine Badge

Highland Infantry Cap Badge

Royal Flying Corps Cap Badge

WW1German naval button

Found complete with its original cloth backing.

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

Why a RFC cap badge should be found at Stobs defies me.

An amazing find.

An original German Naval button dating from the Great War.

Large calibre Martini Henry bullet next to a standard .303 bullet

Tank tracks near the Barnes Loch

Cap badge of the Ox & Bucks Regiment