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Welcome to Kelso
in the heart of the Scottish Borders

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Whether you live in or around Kelso, are a regular visitor to the area or are visiting Kelso for the first time, let us guide you through this beautiful and historic Borders town packed full of fascinating history and exciting things to see and do.................

Tourist Information

Situated on the banks of the River Tweed at its junction with the Teviot, Kelso is an ideal place to use as a base for exploring the Borders, the Berwickshire Coast and North Northumberland.

Local Information

Kelso Business

Kelso has a vibrant business community and an active Chamber of Trade.

Kelso Civic Week

Civic Week was started in 1937 by John Scott, baker and Provost of the town so that Kelso could have a Common Riding similar to the other Border towns.

Kelso Civic Week 2013
Civic Week Previous Years

Kelso History

You'll find Kelso full of fascinating history. There's the Romanesque abbey, built in 1128 and the memorial Cloister to the 8th Duke of Roxburgh. Floors Castle - the largest inhabited house in Scotland can clearly be seen from Kelso Bridge and further afield is the site of the town of Roxburgh with its castle - first recorded as the residence of the Earl of Northumberland in 1107. See also people of note associated with Kelso and family names of the Kelso area.

Beyond Kelso

There are a number of villages near Kelso.
  • Smailholm
  • Sprouston
  • Stichill
  • Yetholm
  • Kelso is twinned with Orchies in France, and has spawned a number of other places named Kelso.

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