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25/02/2015 Our Community - Be Aware, Be Safe This section contains the most up to date advice from Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud and Police Scotland, aiming to keep you aware and safe. Be Aware, Be Safe ... [more]

19/08/2019 Thefts Of High Value Bikes Kelso and Peebles Thefts Of High Value Bikes Kelso and Peebles We have received reports of thefts of high value bikes from garages in the Kelso and Peebles area over the past few days. About 0030 hours on Sunday 18th August a light Blue Yeti SB150 mountain bike, valued at £6000 was stolen from a property in the Soonhope area of Peebles. Sometime between 14th and 16th August four mountain bikes (Why ... [more]

06/08/2019 Kelso Heritage Society Community Orchard For details of the proposals and the archaeological excavations go to: Kelso Heritage Society ... [more]

28/07/2019 Katharina Fortitude by Margaret Skea Second in the series by Kelso Author Margaret Skea is now available 'We are none of us perfect, and a streak of stubbornness is what is needed in dealing with ahousehold such as yours, Kat… and with Martin.' Wittenberg 1525. The unexpected marriage of Martin Luther to Katharina von Bora has no fairytale ending. A sign of apostasy to their enemies, and a source of consternation to their ... [more]

27/06/2019 Ross Ford Retires and Takes on a Coaching Role Rugby’s most capped Scotsman, Ross Ford, today confirmed his decision to retire from playing the sport to take up a role bringing on the next generation of young Scottish players in the Fosroc Scottish Rugby academy. ... [more]

30/05/2019 2019 Civic Week Art Exhibition The forms for the 2019 Civic Week Art Exhibition which runs from 15th to 20th July are now available. Call 01573 420765 or e-mail: Art Exhibition Forms ... [more]

13/06/2019 Kelso Civic Week Poetry Competition The Kelso Civic Week Poetry Competition for the Peter Halley Cup is open to all ages and the subject matter is left to the individual. Entries with Name, Address and Tel No must be in the hands of the Secretary, RT Allan, 23 Roxburgh Street, Kelso TD5 7DN by Thursday 11th July. The Winner will be announced in the Square on Saturday 21st July after the Fancy Dress Parade. ... [more]

25/05/2019 June in the Borders Garden - Ponds and Water Plants Ponds make a wonderful addition to the garden – as well as creating extra habitats for wildlife, it also provides different planting conditions for a whole host of plants. The most successful ponds tend to have a boggy area next to them to allow moisture loving plants to grow there and to make a smooth transition from pond to garden. Not only that, but the sound of moving water is very relaxing, a ... [more]

01/05/2019 Kelso Men's Shed is now Open Open in Roxburgh Street (formerly part of the Co-op Supermarket) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am till 4pm. Contact: Alastair Summerhill - Tel: 07917344492 - Email: Facebook: Kelso Mens Shed - ... [more]

02/05/2019 Applications for Civic Week Ball Tickets Kelso Civic Week Ball Thursday 18th July 2018 in Springwood Hall, Springwood Park, Kelso Ticket price £85 per couple or £42.50 single Over 18’s only Postal applications only with full remittance and stamped addressed envelope to: Mr R.T. Allan, Kelso Laddies Association, 23 Roxburgh Street, Kelso, TD5 7DN Please mark envelope ‘Ball Tickets’ Ticket applications for tables o ... [more]

17/04/2019 May in the Borders Garden What a wonderful start to the gardening year, and the temptation is now to go mad in the garden! Seed potatoes and onion sets should all be planted by now. Don't forget to "earth up" your emerging potato plants by drawing up the soil around the plants with a hoe. This protects the foliage against frosts and prevents the potato tubers turning green and inedible. Leeks can also be ... [more]

28/02/2019 Charity Begins at Home - Funding Distribution Organisations and Groups within TD5 who wish to apply for funding from CBAH, should complete and return an application form available from the CBAH Shop in Bridge Street or online from: CBAH Application for Funding. Forms should be returned by April 15th. ... [more]

21/02/2019 Telephone Banking Fraud in Kelso Telephone Banking Fraud Police in the Scottish Borders are investigating and issuing a warning to the public following a telephone banking fraud incident in Kelso. Officers were contacted on Wednesday 20th February after an 80-year-old man reported that a five-figure sum of cash had been taken from his bank account. Earlier that day the victim had taken a call from a male claiming ... [more]

03/01/2019 Kelso Community Memorial For information regarding the memorial, contact Robertson Memorials Kelso on 01573 224772 or email: ... [more]

06/12/2018 Kelso Heritage Society At the recent AGM the following appointments were made: Chair: Derek Robeson Vice Chair: Harry Tomczyk Treasurer: John Dellow Secretary: Hazel Woodsell Trustees: Alan Wrench, David Welch and Ian Aitchison. ... [more]

24/11/2018 Kelso Community Events Kelso Community Events are proud to announce that The Kelso Christmas Lights will be switched on at 7pm on Saturday 24th November. Live entertainment will be from 5pm till 7.30pm with dancing from M-pulsive Dance School, Elite Studio and Lynella School of Highland Dance. Carol Singing, Santa's Grotto, Children's Funfair. Local produce & Craft Stall. Hot chocolate, Soup and ... [more]

01/10/2018 Kelso High School Memories 1939 - 2017 This excellent compilation of the memories of staff and pupils over the years, which was launched in September, is now available in local outlets: Brown's, Hector Innes, Hoot & Cat Coffee Shop, and Blair the Jeweller in Kelso, Frame's in Newtown St Boswells, The Old Post Office in St Boswells, Morebattle Village Shop Yetholm Village Shop. 220 pages with 250 illustrations ... [more]

03/10/2018 New Novel by Margaret Skea Margaret Skea was born in Ulster, but now lives in Kelso, dividing her time between writing, respite and emergency fostering and various church activities. Margaret's reputation for careful and accurate research and for her flowing, readable, prose, has resulted in the following awards: Hawthornden International Writer's Fellowship 2016. Her first novel – “Turn of the Tide:” wa ... [more]

26/04/2018 Kelso Laddie 2018 is Sean Hook Sean Hook was named Kelso Laddie 2018 on Friday last. Sean, a 24 year old electrician with Purvis of Coldstream, and son of Lynne and Keith, is a keen horse rider and runner. He will be supported during his year in office by Ian Whellans (2016 Laddie) and Craig Logan (2017 Laddie), and by the Lady Bussers Abigail Hinnigan and Hayley Galbraith from Edenside School and Ruby Ward and Katelyn G ... [more]

28/10/2017 Kelso Tourist Information Centre Closed The Service provided at the Kelso Tourist Information Centre has been permanently withdrawn as of 28th October 2017. ... [more]

26/10/2017 Kelso Heritage Society KELSO HERITAGE SOCIETY At their November AGM, the members of the Friends of Kelso Museum, intend to change their name to Kelso Heritage Society. The members feel that the time is right to extend the role of the group, not just to seek to establish a museum in Kelso, but to more actively engage with the local community and schools, to promote the rich and diverse historical, cultural and environ ... [more]

11/10/2017 Kelso Men's Shed Kelso Men's Shed What services Kelso Men's Shed provides:• 'The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended'. •'The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or ... [more]

24/09/2017 Kelso Medical Group Practice - New Service New "Same Day" Advanced Nurse Practitioner Service The partners are delighted to announce the creation of a new service to provide the day to day care for the majority of patients through the use of Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP). The ANP service will allow more appointments to be offered on the same day, reducing waiting times and enabling GPs to have more time with complex cases ... [more]

09/09/2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Passionate about making a difference in your field? Inspired by projects you know of abroad? We fund UK citizens to investigate inspiring practice in other countries and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK. Whatever your background we can help you bring positive change to your community or profession. 2018 Categories: Craft & Design Education Ent ... [more]

03/09/2017 OVO Tour of Britain Came to Kelso OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage One - Edinburgh to Kelso Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the 2017 Tour of Britain, taking the overall leader's green jersey in the process. The 23-year-old Australian Orica-Scott rider just edged out Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen on the line, with Team Sky's Elia Viviani in third. Mark Cavendish, also Dimension Da ... [more]

07/08/2017 School term dates for 2017/18 School term dates for 2017/18 Autumn term Monday 14 Aug 2017 - Staff resume, in service day Tuesday 15 Aug 2017 - Pupils resume Friday 06 Oct 2017 - Last day for pupils and staff - mid term holiday Monday 16 Oct 2017 - All resume Thursday 09 Nov 2017 - Staff in service day Friday 10 Nov 2017 - Staff in service day Monday 27 Nov 2017 - St Andrew's Day holiday, school closed Thursday ... [more]

08/06/2017 The Planet Cafe The Planet Café (next to the Kelso Ice Rink) run by Cheviot Youth will now be open on Saturdays from 10am till 2.30pm for meals and light snacks (all under £2) and all teas, coffees and juices under £1. For further details, volunteering opportunities and to be sent a menu email Ian at: or phone/text on 07958 277766 ... [more]

27/04/2017 Kelso Thursday Group Wound Up In late 1991 Roger Hemming and Liz Brown of the Community Education department were looking to start an afternoon group for men and women in Kelso and approached the ‘Keep fit for the Over 50s’. After an initial false start Liz Brown and Anne Hewitt went to a U3A meeting in Edinburgh. This was explored by the remaining group who finally decided against and by September 1992 the Thursday Group ... [more]

21/04/2017 Craig Logan is Kelso Laddie 2017 Craig Logan was declared Kelso Laddie 2017 this evening. In keeping with tradition his Right Hand man will be 2016 Laddie Ian Whellans and his Left Hand man the 2015 Laddie Fraser Hastie. ... [more]

06/04/2017 Rotary Club of Kelso "Citizen of the Year 2016" Eilean Hogarth founder of the Charity for Care shop in Bridge Street, Kelso has been named as "Citizen of the Year 2016" and given an engraved salver and commemorative certificate. Through her own commitment and the hard work of all her team of volunteers, over £125,000 has been raised for the Margaret Kerr Unit at BGH in the past two years. ... [more]

19/09/2016 Kelso Town Hall 1816 - 2016 An excellent book has been produced by the Friends of Kelso Museum to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Kelso Town Hall. Well researched and well written, it is available from Blair Jewellers and Hector Innes Photographer in Kelso Square, priced at £5. As part of their Autumn series of talks The Friends have arranged "Kelso Town Hall - Only the Bridesmaid" by Keith Cavers on Nov ... [more]

23/08/2016 Kelso Community Council on Facebook Kelso Community Council on Facebook ... [more]

01/07/2016 Churches in the Kelso Area Currently, there are vacancies in all the Church of Scotland charges in the area. The present arrangements are in a state of flux, and Kelso Country Churches (Stichill, Roxburgh, Makerstoun and Smailholm) have been taken out of their linkage with Kelso Old and Sprouston and linked to Oxnam. Hopefully, all the charges will be filled in the near future, with Kelso North and Ednam likely to head ... [more]

19/05/2015 The Kelpies came to Town Gone from Kelso Square but were well worth a visit - the magnificent Kelpies. The full size ones must be worth a visit this summer. ... [more]

01/12/2015 Be Safe at Christmas It’s been a big year for Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and we just wanted to get in touch to wish everyone a happy and safe festive period. Here are some quick reminders about safety over the festive period, along with links to other sources of information. Safe & Secure • Make your house look occupied if you’re out and about. • Always close and lock all doors and windows when leaving ... [more]

01/12/2015 Christmas Tree Advice Christmas tree safety tips Each year, our fire services respond to fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer. Picking the tree •If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. •Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. ... [more]

23/04/2015 Kelso Civic Week Ball Ticketing Arrangements Thursday 16th July in Springwood Hall, Kelso. Ticket price: £80 per couple, £40 single. Postal applications ONLY with full remittance and stamped addressed envelope to: Mr RT Allan, Kelso Laddies Association, 23 Roxburgh Street, Kelso TD5 7DN {please mark envelope "Ball Tickets"} Ticket applications for tables of 10 or 12 invited. Applications not adhering to this request wil ... [more]

04/09/2014 "A Son of Kelso on the Somme" by Dr Derek Robeson In a new book just published, Derek’s aim was to share the personal letters, photographs and experiences of his grandfather Charlie Robeson, who survived three years in Front Line trenches, on the battlefields of the Western Front. At the same time, it highlights what his fiancée Winnie, was experiencing as a nurse, on the Home Front. To make it more meaningful, information is included about f ... [more]

14/07/2014 The Kelsae Stane Revealed UNVEILING THE KELSAE STANE To general disbelief, on Monday 14th July the new public toilets were open, the Square was finished, the planters filled with flowers. The folk of Kelso gathered to the sound of Kelso’s Pipe Band marching bravely along Bridge Street in the drizzle to play in front of the Town Hall. Jake Harvey, the sculptor of the Kelsae Stane had just opened the Civic Week Art E ... [more]

26/04/2014 Kelso and District Amenity Society Kelso and District Amenity Society are now making available the postcards and limited reproductions of the painting by Margaret Peach of Kelso in the Middle Ages. Margaret has given the group the copyright of her painting for the production of a limited edition reproduction. Postcards are on sale at Hector Innes and Seasons. Reproductions should be ordered from Christine Henderson, 21 She ... [more]

24/03/2014 Cheviot Youth & Kelso Youth Project An introduction Cheviot Locality Youth Work Services known as Cheviot Youth is consituted to advance education by the promotion and provision of a strong sustainable youth work service in the Cheviot area of the Scottish Borders. In pursuit of this aim Cheviot Youth will do all that is necessary to help young people develop skills and thrive in a safe, comfortable, accessible environment. In d ... [more]

01/05/2014 Kelso Youth Project After School Clubs An after school club (3.30 till 5pm) and a Youth Club from 7pm till 9pm. are the latest introductions of the Kelso Youth Project. Drumming, animation and Zumba workshops are run at these sessions. Details from Becki Hodgson 07958 277766 or e-mail or ... [more]

11/08/2013 "Kelso Memories" by Alastair Campbell and Dr Derek Robeson This new book by Alastair Campbell and Dr Derek Robeson, sub-titled " A look back at life over the last 200 years", is now on sale. Alastair, the former head teacher and renowned aerial photographer author (previous books on the Borders and Fife), and Derek, son of Robin and Nancy and consultant on farming and the environment, have produced a book of memories and photographs which c ... [more]

22/11/2012 Margaret Skea's Prize-winning Novel Published Margaret Skea was born in Ulster, but now lives in Kelso, dividing her time between writing, respite and emergency fostering and various church activities. Previously concentrating on short stories, she has recently finished her first novel, and has now found a publisher. Her story "Working Away" won both the Adult Prose and Overall Winner in this year’s Neil Gunn Competition. ... [more]

04/12/2012 Little Book of Big Scams Download this excellent booklet from Strathclyde Police. Little Book of Big Scams ... [more]

04/12/2012 Safer Winter Driving Safer Winter Driving ... [more]

18/03/2014 Kelso Library Contact Centre Opening Hours Kelso Library Bowmont Street Kelso TD5 7JH 01573 223171 Monday 10 am to 5pm, Tuesday 1pm to 7pm, Wednesday 10 to 2pm, Thursday 10 to 5pm, Friday 10 to 4pm Saturday 9.30 to 12.30. ... [more]

28/07/2011 Lifetime Achievement Award for Billy Paterson Ex-Kelso Laddies Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to Billy Paterson. Read more at: Billy Paterson's Award ... [more]

01/01/2017 Teviot Wheels Accessible Community Transport Teviot Wheels Accessible Community Transport is available for individuals and community groups in the Kelso area. Phone: 01835 863554 Address: The Bridge, 1 Veitch's Close, Jedburgh ... [more]

01/01/2010 Kelso Community Council Meetings Kelso Community Council meet on the second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of July and August). Meetings are held in Kelso Town Hall at 7 p.m. Minutes of the meetings appear, after ratification at: KCC Minutes ... [more]

08/02/2011 Kelso Dispensary Records and Scottish Borders Prison Index A note from Graham Maxwell Ancestry, renowned providers of Census Transcriptions. We have been transcribing the records of the Kelso Dispensary. We have uploaded a full transcription of the first year's patient register (Kelso Dispensary Records Year 1) and plan to transcribe more in due course. I have also written about the Dispensary on my blog - Blogspot. We have also uploaded a free S ... [more]

16/09/2010 Kelso Senior Citizens Carpet Bowls Club The Club is now meeting on Mondays and Thursdays in Abbey Row centre at 1.30pm. New members welcome. ... [more]

05/11/2009 RNID "Hear to Help" in Kelso Do you wear hearing aids? The RNID "Hear to Help" project will help you. They will be in Kelso North Church on the first Monday of every month from 3pm till 5pm. To make an appointment call: Lesley Stewart on 01896 759020 or e-mail: Charity No. SCO 38926 ... [more]

02/07/2009 Richie Allan MBE Congratulations to Richie on his award in the Queen's Birthday Honours. After his many years of service to the Kelso Community it is a well-deserved award - keep up the good work. ... [more]

03/04/2009 George 'Celery' Taylor of Hounam Grange George's life story is now available as the latest in the "Flashbacks" series: "From Kelso to Kalamazoo - The Life and Times of George Taylor 1803 - 1891" edited by Margaret Jeary and Mark Mulhern, is available from Latimer's Bookshop, Kelso, Mainstreet Trading Company, St Boswells and other good booksellers. ... [more]

06/02/2009 ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme ScotlandsPeople Public Library Voucher Scheme launch at Kelso Library on Monday 26th January On the day following the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and the start of the Homecoming year, Kelso Library played host to the launch of ScotlandsPeople public library voucher scheme for Scottish Borders Council Library and Information Services. ScotlandsPeople is the official gover ... [more]

20/07/2008 Abbey Quilters Exhibition 2008 The Abbey Row Centre, Kelso was the venue for the biennial exhibition of Abbey Quilters last Friday and Saturday. To see examples of their fine work: Abbey Quilters Exhibition 2008 ... [more]

02/07/2008 Veterans Day Events in Kelso 2008 Veterans Day Events Kelso Scottish Borders Council and Royal British Legion joined forces to celebrate Veterans Day in the Scottish Borders. Veterans Day is both a celebration of the contribution by all those who have served in the Armed Forces and a means of raising public awareness of Veterans issues The afternoon of war poetry was made very special by the reading of poems written by a W ... [more]

21/04/2008 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 collecti ... [more]

24/01/2008 Noah's Ark Ghost Story Evening As a result of the Black Brothers and friends' efforts, Noah's Ark Playgroup has benefitted by the magnificent sum of £517. Thanks to all who supported this evening's entertainment and especially to the Cross Keys who sponsored the event by providing the accommodation. ... [more]

06/12/2007 Trevor the Trout goes swimmingly at Kelso Library Kelso Library was the setting for some fishy tales from Trevor Trout on Tuesday 27th November. 12 children and their parents were captivated when Trevor – aka Trevor Black read from his book "The life and Adventures of Trevor the Trout". Ably assisted by his granddaughter Rachel, Trevor revealed little snippets from his forthcoming titles "The Day Trevor Beat the Poachers" ... [more]

20/09/2007 St James Fair 2007 in Pictures - Page One This year's Fair took place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. Our thanks to Hector Innes who took the photographs and gave permission for us to use them on this website. ... [more]

20/09/2007 St James Fair 2007 In Pictures - Page Two Sunday at St James Fair Kelso ... [more]

26/07/2007 Kelso Civic Week 2007 and Associated Events in Pictures Embroiderers' Guild - Kelso Branch - Exhibition in Pictures Kelso North and Ednam Flower Festivals in Pictures Kelso Civic Week Art Exhibition 2007 Pictures of all the above, along with pictures taken by John Dickson during Civic Week 2007 are to found at: Kelso Civic Week 2007 ... [more]

01/06/2007 Ex-Kelso Laddies Club Annual Achievement Award The Ex-Kelso Laddies Club present an annual Achievement Award to an individual or group of people who, in the opinion of the Club, have significantly contributed, or achieved something, within the town of Kelso. The Award is presented at Kelso Civic Week each year. All clubs and organisations within the town are invited to nominate an individual or a group of people, who in their opinion, have ... [more]

19/04/2007 Maggie's Centres Maggie's Centre Edinburgh was the first of a network of Cancer Support Centres unique programme combining help with information, relaxation and stress management and emotional support for people living with cancer, their families, friends and carers. Each Maggie’s Centre is located close to the hospital’s cancer treatment centre to be as convenient as possible for visitors. We are open from 9 ... [more]

27/11/2006 Kelso at Christmas - Lights 2006 Kelso Square and the surrounding streets and shops lit up for Christmas 2006. Many of the shops now have impressive festive displays, and some have yet to get their windows decorated. The annual competition will be judged in early December. Time for those not yet into the festive look to roll up their sleeves and make Kelso even nicer to behold. Come and see for yourselves ... [more]

15/11/2006 Kelso Abbey - an Oil Painting An e-mail came in recently from a Dutch gentleman who is in possession of an oil painting of Kelso Abbey which was done in 1841. It is 49 cm by 38 cm and is on a wooden panel. The gentleman would like to know if anyone can suggest a possible artist as the painting is unsigned. Please contact the Kelso Librarian Ruth Holmes on(01573 223171) who is collating any suggestions for forwarding. ... [more]

17/08/2006 Friends of Kelso Museum - Pictures from the History of Farming Exhibition The History of Farming Around Kelso From 17th August to 3rd September in Kelso Town Hall. Monday to Saturday 10am till 5pm. Sunday 10am till 2pm. Entry Free. ... [more]

21/07/2006 Abbey Quilters Exhibition Held on the last two days of Civic Week 2006, Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July from 10am to 4pm in the Abbey Row Centre. This exhibition contained some of the most exquisite examples of the art of quilting. For those that missed it! ... [more]

17/07/2006 St Andrews Church Kelso - Festival of Wedding Dresses and Flowers Held from Monday 17th July, and continuing till Saturday, in St Andrews Episcopal Church, Kelso there was a Festival of Wedding Dresses and Flowers in aid of CHAS. As you can see it was well worth a visit ... [more]

22/06/2006 Audrey Mitchell - an Appreciation Audrey Mitchell There will have been many in the Borders who were saddened by the recent death of Audrey Mitchell. She touched the lives of people through her work as an occupational therapist, but a far greater number will have read her books on local history. Her pocket companion to Kelso was sent to ex-Kelsonians around the globe and one of her regrets was that she hadn't the time left ... [more]

19/05/2006 Kelso Library Centenary 1906 - 2006 100 years of reading at Kelso Library Kelso Library hosted a special Centenary Day on Tuesday 16 May marking 100 years since the library first opened. Councillor Hutton, Convener of SBC and local Councillor, presided over the festivities which began with a Celebration Ceremony attended by invited guests. Kevin Wells from Kelso High School played the bagpipes which got everyone’s feet tapping ... [more]

17/03/2006 Friends of Kelso Library welcome Bill Smith Friends of Kelso Library hosted a well-attended event on Wednesday 15th March 2006, when Bill Smith gave a very interesting talk entitled "Get a life": Biography for beginners. Bill who attended Hawick High School, started work with the British Linen Bank in Hawick before moving to Kelso and then to Edinburgh. Later he moved to London to work for Fleming’s bank, where during the latter p ... [more]

23/11/2005 Friends of Kelso Library meet Michael Dobbs and Quintin Jardine Michael Dobbs and Quintin Jardine delight Kelso audience An event hosted by Friends of Kelso Library saw over 70 people turning out on a freezing cold night to be entertained by not one, but two of the most popular authors writing today. At the invitation of the Convenor Alasdair Hutton, Michael Dobbs & Quintin Jardine came to the Cross Keys in Kelso to enthrall the audience with their ... [more]

13/10/2005 Kirsty Crawford meets Friends of Kelso Library The debut novelist Kirsty Crawford entertained an audience of over 20 people at Kelso Library on Wednesday 21st September. Kirsty had travelled by train from London to visit Kelso, where she was very impressed with the warmth of our welcome. Kirsty talked about her novel "Other Women" and how most fiction novels have an element of autobiography, as authors draw on people they have met ... [more]

03/09/2005 St James Fair 2005 in Pictures - Saturday St James' Fair at Kelso was held in the most glorious sunshine. Over the two days of the Fair, Kelso Square and the surroundings streets were packed with people, local and visitors, who revelled in the entertainment, the stalls and the sights to be seen. Thanks go to Kelso Community Events and all the people who put in all the work to make the Fair a great success, once again. Thanks al ... [more]

04/09/2005 St James' Fair 2005 in Pictures- Sunday Sunday started with the Kelso Churches Together Service in Kelso Square. The Fair re-commenced at noon and throughout the afternoon entertainment continued in the Square, with the Flea Market in full swing as various groups performed on the stage. ... [more]

05/09/2005 St Mary's Church, Kelso - A History - 1855 - 2005 Just published is a History of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Kelso. "A Furnished Room" details the history of the church and its adherents from the dedication of the Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception to the present day, including the part played by the Polish soldiers who came to the area during World War II, stayed on and have played a major role in the Kelso c ... [more]

04/08/2005 Friends of Kelso Library Friends of Kelso Library Many of the Libraries in the Scottish Borders now have successful Friends groups, and Kelso is joining them. Friends are a group of people who care about their local library and environs. Friends support the Library with time, skills and energy. Friends can provide facilities which would not otherwise be available. Friends can just be friends. Activities can ra ... [more]

01/08/2005 2CV World Rally at Floors Castle Kelso Do you have a CV? Do you have a 2CV? Floors Castle had thousands last week when the proud owners from all over Europe and further afield met for their World Rally at Floors Castle, Kelso. Plain ones, decorated ones, "slightly altered" ones, cars, vans and mobile homes all gathered in the grounds of the castle and brought a continental air – and amazing traffic jams – to Kelso Squa ... [more]

22/07/2005 Kelso Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition Today, Friday 22nd July and tomorrow Saturday the people of Kelso have the annual opportunity to view the work of the Kelso Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild in their exhibition in the Abbey Row Centre Kelso. Open 10am till 4pm both days. Entry £2 to include Tea, coffee and homebaking ... [more]

20/07/2005 Walter Scott's Kelso - A Heritage Walk A New Heritage Walk Map of "Walter Scott's Kelso" has just been produced by Kelso Amenity Society. This leaflet, has, on the one sheet, versions in English, French, German and Spanish as well as a map of the town showing the various places connected with Sir Walter, and a detailed set of instructions for following the trail which leads from Walton Hall to Rosebank House via the fo ... [more]

19/07/2005 Art Exhibition 2005 Kelso Civic Week Art Exhibition 2005 ... [more]

14/04/2005 Provost Scott's Eulogy on Sir Walter Scott's Centenary in 1932 Eulogy by Provost John Scott on Sir Walter Scott's Centenary, 1932 During those beautiful autumn evenings as I stand by the banks of Tweed and gaze on that fine stretch of water flowing in front of Rosebank House beholding the ever-changing colour of the leaves on the trees from bright green to russet brown and decaying yellow, as they drop one by one into the river, I am reminded of the bo ... [more]

31/12/2004 New Year Honours List Congratulations to Provost Margaret Riddell on her well deserved award of the M.B.E. for services to Kelso. Throughout her many years of service to the community, Margaret has never been afraid to stick to her guns and has always put Kelso first. Congratulation also to Sir Matthew Pinsent on his Knighthood. Matthew lived in Kelso and attended Kelso Primary when his father was Rector of St And ... [more]

23/09/2004 St James Fair Kelso Photographs Two sets of photographs are now on the St James Fair 2004 pages. Click to see them: St James Fair Picture Gallery 1 St James Fair Picture Gallery 2 ... [more]

01/08/2004 BUAS Border Union Show (Saturday) 2 More images from the showground (©DPX Rob Gray & Tanya Black | digitalpic) ... [more]

31/07/2004 BUAS Border Union Show (Saturday) Springwood Park, Kelso. Saturday 31st July 2004 A selection of images from day two of the show (©DPX/Rob Gray & Tanya Black|digitalpic) ... [more]

30/07/2004 BUAS Border Union Show (Friday) Springwood Park, Kelso. Friday 30th July 2004 A selection of images from day one of the show (©DPX/RobGray|digitalpic) ... [more]

21/07/2004 BMF BikeFest Springwood A Selection of images from Springwood Park when the BMF BikeFest came to town. UK FMX Stunt Riders, Eddie Kidd and some well turned out custom bikes. All this for a huge crowd and a pleasant day (© RobGRAY/digitalpic) ... [more]

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