Kelso Heritage Society

Kelso Heritage Society is a charity, dedicated to promoting, protecting & enhancing the rich and diverse historic, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso & District.

Speakers and other Events

More details of our program here.

Talk Postponed (was 17th March 2020). David Jones. Dere Street.
Talk Postponed.   More details here.
Talk Postponed (was 21st April 2020). Margaret Fox. Scotland's Law Lords v Northumbrians Behaving Badly: A look at cross-border crime.
Talk Postponed.  More details here. 
19th May 2020. Kenny McLean. Walk in Duns - The Buildings of Duns.

Our speaker programme

For our 2019-20 programme we have arranged some very different and interesting speakers as well as the return of two or three old favourites who are bringing along continuing stories.

In addition we have two town walks, one in Kelso and the other at the end of our season in Duns.

The talks take place at the Abbey Row Centre in Kelso, starting at 7.30pm. Most meetings are in Room 2, on the Ground Floor. Please try to arrive a little before the starting time; it takes a while to get everyone into the room and seated.

Kelso Heritage Society
Local History in Kelso

Kelso Heritage Society is a charity, dedicated to promoting, protecting & enhancing the rich and diverse historic, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso & District’.

What we are about
The main purposes of the Kelso Heritage Society are:
•To promote awareness of local heritage.
•To seek ways to re-establish a museum or heritage facility in Kelso.
•To forge links with the local schools, community groups and youth organisations to promote education of local heritage.
•To liaise and co-operate with local, regional and national agencies to promote the
heritage of Kelso and District.

What we are currently working on
The Society is currently working on developing community based projects including:
•Planting and maintaining an Abbey Orchard
•Protecting historic features and updating the town trail
•Tidying the riverbank and clearing scrub from Kelso Bridge area
•Producing promotional material & creating a heritage centre.

What else do we do?
Kelso Heritage Society contributes to locally organised events and exhibitions. In addition, the Society holds eight public lectures a year, September through to May each year, excluding December. These are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Abbey Row Community Centre and start at 7.30pm.

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Kelso Heritage Society
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