Welcome to Kelso
For those tracing ancestors the genealogy centre of the Borders is in the Heart of Hawick www.heartofhawick.co.uk All of the Borders archives are held here and if you pre book some of the work can be done before you arrive. This is a mainly free resource and you only pay for copying.
Golf is an attraction to our area and we have numerous golf clubs that are available to visitors including the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course and Cardrona in Peeblesshire and gives you a chance to see more of the Borders.
Springwood Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, as well as the Border Union Show, Honda Goldwing motorcycles have their Treffen here, a spectacle much enjoyed, the regular Championship Dog Show, many other dog shows, Scottish National Scooter Rally, the two Country and Western weekends, , regular Antique and Collectors Fairs, Wedding Fairs and of course the Ram Sales all take place in the showground.
Kelso has other events throughout the year, Kelso Races, “Britain’s friendliest course”, attracts many visitors, Civic Week and the Massed Pipebands at Floors Castle are all reasons to come.
The River Tweed
The River Tweed is famous for its salmon fishing and the Junction Pool, the meeting place of the River Tweed and River Teviot, is one of the most sought after places to fish. A leisurely half hour can be spent on the old bridge watching the fishermen and admiring the view to Floors Castle.