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Kelso Organisations

Kelso Community Council

Kelso Chamber of Trade

Kelso Laddies Association

Abbey Quilters

Abbey Quilters is a small, friendly Patchwork and Quilting group which meets in the Abbey Row Centre.

Air Training Corps

The Air Training Corps meet in Kelso every Monday & Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force is a national voluntary youth organization sponsored by the Army.

Borders Family History Society

Information on local Borders families.

Borders Gliding Club

The Borders Gliding club has been active in the area since 1969.

Border Union Agricultural Society

The Border Union Agricultural Society principally holds three annual core events, namely a Championship Dog Show, a two day Annual Agricultural Show and the world famous Closamectin Kelso Ram Sales, but also hosts many other varied events throughout the year which have no agricultural connection.

Borders Independent Advocacy Service

BIAS is an independent local charity, Kelso, Scottish Borders.

Borders Talking Newspaper

Delivered out and returned free of charge by the Post Office, the tape is made by teams of volunteers and currently has a listenership of around 200 people in Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Berwickshire.

Chest, Heart and Stroke

Volunteer Stroke Service, join others in enjoying life after a stroke.

Charity Begins At Home

A Charity set up in March 2000 to make funds for "good cause" organisations in and around Kelso

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice and information on a range of issues.

Cheviot Area Community Safety Panel

To help make our Scottish Borders, a safer place to live, work and visit

Dementia Cafe

A Dementia Café is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Abbey Row Centre, Kelso from 2.30pm till 4pm. This is held for people with Dementia and their relatives/friends to give support and information about the illness. Contact: Gillian Jackson 01573 226760

Ednam & Stichill Toddlers Group

We are a small group of mums, dads, nannies and childminders who meet once a week in a local hall.

lst Kelso Girl's Brigade

We are a fun-loving, Christian, uniformed company who meet on Tuesday nights.

The Friends of Kelso Hospital

To support the excellent work being done by the hospital the Friends have held regular fundraising events.

Friends of Kelso Museum (now Kelso Heritage Society)

The Friends of Kelso Museum is now Kelso Heritage Society and exists to promote the rich and diverse historical, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso & District.


FutureKelso aims to identify future needs of the town and to take action to try to get these needs met.

Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club

Club nights are held throughout the year on a Wednesday in the Rugby Club.

Kelso Amateur Dramatic Society

Formed in 1921 the Society is a member club of the Scottish Community Drama Association.

KAOS Musical Theatre Company

A group of people who enjoy singing, dancing and acting.

Kelso Art Group

A small group of friendly folk from Kelso and surrounding areas who share an interest in art and crafts.

Kelso and District Amenity Society

One of the aims is to stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of the area of the town and its surrounding districts.

Kelso Bridge Club

A very friendly Club which meets every Wednesday and Thursday evenings in The Abbey Row Centre.

Kelso Chess Club

A small but enthusiastic group of people who enjoy playing chess. All welcome.

Kelso Community Cinema

Kelso Gaelic Group

Informal classes held at Broomlands School to develop Gaelic language skills.

Kelso District Girlguiding UK

The girls enjoy friendship, adventure and fun and also undertake many types of challenges.

Kelso Heritage Society

Kelso Heritage Society (formerly Friends of Kelso Museum) exists to promote the rich and diverse historical, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso & District.

Kelso Horticultural Society

Kelso Horticultural Society has two shows in each year, in August and November. The Kelsae Onion Class is very popular.

Kelso Music Makers

Kelso Music Makers meetings are occasions for music making in a variety of acoustic styles.

Kelso Music Society

Kelso Music Society promotes six concerts each Winter of classical chamber music performed by professional ensembles.

Kelso North Toddlers Group

Meets in Kelso North Church Hall Upper Hall.

Kelso Pipe Band

Kelso Pipe Band was founded by Pipe Major Alan Veitch in 1981.

Kelso Scout Group

To contribute to the development of young people in the community.

Kelso Senior Citizen’s Carpet Bowling Club

Meets in the Abbey Row Centre Kelso on Mondays and Thursdays from 1.30pm till 3.30pm during the Autumn and Winter periods.

Kelso Stitchers

The meetings provide a forum for speakers to teach new techniques, or brush up on some old varieties of embroidery.

Kelso Sub-Aqua Club

The club was formed 13 years ago by eight like minded people in Kelso, but to qualify as a club with Scotsac, eight more people were recruited from other towns in the area.

Kelso and District Twinning Association

Kelso has been twinned with the Orchies since 1986.

Kelso and District Probus Club

Club for retired business and professional men and women.

Kelso Visually Impaired and Hard of Hearing Group

We hold meetings on the third Thursday of the month at the Abbey Row Centre

Kelso Writers Workshop

A twelve week course focusing on the craft of short story and novel writing under the tutorship of local author, Iona McGregor.

Kelso Youth Project

The Project will run a number of evening drop-ins and after school clubs.

Noah's Ark Playgroup

We are a friendly Playgroup, meeting between 9.30 and 11.30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Penumbra Youth Project

Penumbra Youth Project is a community based Mental Health Project working with 16-21 year olds in the Scottish Borders.

Rotary Club of Kelso

The Rotary Club of Kelso meet in the Ednam House Hotel each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Roxburgh Lacemakers

We are a small friendly group with members from all over the Eastern Borders and meet each Monday in the Abbey Row Centre.

Royal British Legion

The Kelso Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland is situated in Roxburgh Street.

Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative

The aim of the Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative is to develop closer links between farms and schools.

South of Scotland
Budgerigar & Foreign Bird Society

Meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month (except December and January) in the Kings Arms Hotel, Melrose at 7.30pm.

Syrinx Flutes

A group of flute players with a wide range of ability and an age span of over 50 years.

Thursday Group

The Thursday Group has now finished.

University of the Third Age

Activity Groups are now meeting on a regular basis at the Abbey Row Centre, Kelso.

Scottish Womens Rural Institutes

Broomlands WRI - Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month in the Upper Hall Kelso North Church, Kelso at 7.30pm.

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