KADAS exists to promote and encourage interest in and care for the history and character of the town, more especially the Conservation Area and listed buildings. It is also concerned with anything to do with the town’s amenities and public places.
The Society is regularly consulted by Scottish Borders Council on planning developments in the area.
Additionally the Society was responsible for setting up The Scott Trail, a heritage walk round Kelso, including the printing of an associated leaflet.
Recently the Society has organised the purchase, on behalf of the town, of Margaret Peach’s painting of Kelso Abbey which is now hanging in Kelso Library.
Sir Walter Scott's family had close connections with the Kelso area and from early childhood he was a regular visitor.
Follow the Scott Trial heritage walk to discover places and landmarks connected with Scott.
Heritage Walk Map - View Leaflet »
Sir Walter Scott's connection with Kelso is more important than popular histories and guide books lead you to believe. In this booklet published by KADAS you will discover a fuller story, available to purchase from KADAS and outlets in Kelso.
KADAS organised the purchase, on behalf of the town, of Margaret Peach’s painting of Kelso Abbey which is now hanging in Kelso Library. Artist Margaret Peach, formerly of Berrymoss, Kelso now lives in Oxfordshire.