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’.

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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 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.

Quotations on Kelso

'Kelso is the largest town in the Eastern Border Counties of Scotland, and both in itself and in its environs, is one of the most beautiful of its size in Europe'.
(From: Ordnance Survey Mapping Records, 1858) 

'The most beautiful if not the most romantic village in Scotland. '
(By: Sir Walter Scott)

'The unfolding panorama of Kelso town, abbey, mansion and surrounding landscape from the high ground west of the bridge, is scarcely to be surpassed in Britain.'
(From: A thousand miles of wandering in the Border Country, 1898)

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

― Our Mission Statement
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