Isabel Gordon, Chair
The aims of the Friends of Kelso Museum are to promote awareness of local history in Kelso and to support the work of Scottish Borders Council’s Museums Service locally. The Friends arranges public lectures on local history themes, four in March and four In November. Each year the Friends join with other local groups to mount exhibitions in Kelso and has been part of the "We’re from Kelso" project from its inception.
The Friends arranges public lectures on local history themes, four in March and four In November. All lectures are held in Room 4 at Abbey Row Centre, Kelso at 7.30pm.
|Wednesday, 1st November||AGM & EGM
Border Place Names
by Christine Henderson
|Wednesday, 8th November||In the Footsteps of the Covenanters
by Rob Mitchell
|Wednesday, 15th November||
A Runaway Slave in Dunse
by David McLean
|Wedensday, 22nd November||Norham – the Most Dangerous Place in England
by Martha Andrews
|Wednesday, 7th March||Hume Castle and Village:
(the results of a photogrammetric survey using drone photography)
by Piers Dixon & Georgina Brown
|Wednesday, 14th March||Policing in the Scottish Borders during WW1
by Dr. David Smale
|Wednesday, 21st March||The Clay Family
by Trevor Swan
|Wednesday, 28th March||Reflections
by Isabel Gordon
by Derek Robeson
Friends of Kelso Museum
Secretary, tel. 01573 224951.
Friends of Kelso Museum have published four books about Kelso and its history. The books are available to purchase from The Friends and local outlets (see below).
Audrey Mitchell, 2009
A pocket guide for the discerning tourist.
Christine Henderson, 2010
A brief history.
We're From Kelso
Kelso Connections, 2009
Biographies of characters with Kelso connections.
We're From Kelso Too
Kelso Connections, 2015
A further 25 biographies of characters with Kelso connections.
Available from Friends of Kelso Museum and the local outlets listed below.
Friends of Kelso Museum are currently offering both books for the combined price of £9.
To purchase please contact Friends of Kelso Museum on tel. 01573 224753.