Kelso Library Exhibition - Kelso in Print
Work in Print
An exhibition to celebrate Kelso’s contribution to 500 years of Printing in Scotland is continuing in Kelso Library during normal library opening hours.
The display includes Kelso Mail 1799 and various papers from the Kelso Archive collection- The Kelso Archive is a unique collection of papers, which provide an insight into life in Kelso in the eighteenth century. The collection consists of 34 boxes of printed items, legal documents, farm accounts, inventories and manuscripts reflecting an important period in the history of the town. The papers relate to various aspects, including local politics, estates and businesses.
In 2002, a fundraising partnership between the local community led by Provost Margaret Riddell, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Borders Council, Kelso Common Good Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions saved the collection from being sold to Yale University.
Also included are examples of early Kelso printing and of course "A Postcard from Kelso" – showing examples of Postcards printed in Kelso in the early 20th Century
This Exhibition is a "starter" for the September Exhibition as part of St James' Fair celebrations.
Kelso Library Exhibition - Kelso in Print, Scotland