About 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.

The Society runs a popular speaker programme from September to May each year, with the majority of talks held at the Abbey Row Centre in Kelso. Further details are on the Speakers page of the site.

The Society is also active in a number of projects around Kelso. Further details are on the Projects page of the site.

Membership forms to join the Society can be Downloaded here as a PDF file. Completed forms should be returned to the secretary at the address on the form.


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 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.

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.


Kelso Heritage Society is a Charity registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator, SCIO No. SC047690