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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]

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]

29/10/2016 Kelso Visitors Information Centre Open for New Season Opening Times Open 1 Apr 2017 - 25 Jun 2017 Monday to Saturday 10:00 15:30 Sunday Closed 26 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017 Monday to Saturday 10:00 17:00 Sunday closed 4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 Monday to Saturday 10:00 15:30 Sunday Closed Full details at: Kelso TIC ... [more]

06/04/2017 Kelso Community Council Elections 2017 Nominations are invited from members of the Community whose names are on the current Electoral Registers for Kelso. The Council, which will serve for 4 years, consists of 12 members and in the event of more than 12 nominees, an election will be held on Thursday 25 May 2017. Nomination forms may be obtained from the undersigned and completed forms returned by 12 noon, Thursday 27 April, and any ... [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]

10/10/2016 New Short Story Collection 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. Dust Blowing and Other Stories 12 short stories - is coming out on the 22nd October and will be launched at Berwick Literary Festival. (Saturday 12.00 noon 22nd Oct) Margaret's reputation for careful and accurate research and for ... [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 beckiKelsoYouthProject@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/KelsoYouthProject ... [more]

10/10/2013 Local Author on a Roll Local author, Rachel Meehan, has recently published a novel (Young Adult Fiction) set in and around the Kelso area entitled “Water's Edge” . This is the first book of the series “ Troubled Times”. “With their own water and power supplies, fourteen year old Nairne, her brother Zane and father Daniel are well prepared to cope with the effects of climate change, but most people are less for ... [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. teviotwheels@the-bridge.uk.net 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]

10/03/2010 The Bowmont Hall Project – an Update FutureKelso and the Bowmont Hall Project The Bowmont Hall, East Bowmont Street, Kelso is a former Drill Hall. Its large main room is ideal for noisy, boisterous activities which need plenty of space and it can also serve as a beautifully lit Art Gallery. It has other useful accommodation on two floors at the rear of the main room. It is, however, in a dilapidated state. The Scottish Borders ... [more]

11/02/2010 Charity Begins at Home Over the past nine years, CBAH has donated funding to various charities, clubs and societies in support of specific projects. Charity shop income is generated from goods and money received from the public. If your organisation, club or society is in the TD5 area and needs financial aid with a project that will benefit persons in this area, please send your request in writing solely to the Secret ... [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: Lesley.Stewart@rnid.org.uk 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]

29/11/2007 Scottish Parliament Green Issues Information Evening at Kelso Library On Monday, 19th November Kelso Library presented a Scottish Parliament Green Issues Information Evening. The purpose of the evening was to raise awareness that Kelso and Peebles are Scottish Parliament Partner Libraries and to promote discussion of environmental issues. Partner Libraries are part of a network of 73 libraries throughout Scotland which act primarily as a resource for the public, all ... [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]

27/11/2004 Kelso Christmas Lights 2004 The switching on of this year's Christmas Lights in Kelso was on Saturday, 27 November 2004. Jim Currie - "Best Borderer 2004" performed the switching on ceremony at 6.30pm. ... [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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