The Kelso Heritage Society exists to promote the rich and diverse historical, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso and district
The main purposes of the Kelso Heritage Society are:
The Society is currently working on developing community based projects including:
Kelso Heritage Society contributes to locally organised events and exhibitions. In addition, the Society holds eight public lectures a year, four in November and four in March. These are on a Wednesday evening at the Abbey Row Community Centre and start at 7.30pm.
Find out more about Kelso Heritage Society on our webpage at https://www.kelsoheritagesociety.co.uk
The Society 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
Kelso Heritage Society
Secretary, tel. 01573 224951.
Kelso Heritage Society 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 Kelso Heritage Society and the local outlets listed below.
Kelso Heritage Society are currently offering both books for the combined price of £9.
To purchase please contact Kelso Heritage Society on tel. 01573 224753.