Selkirk is a town in the Borders
region in southeast Scotland, 41 miles
south of Edinburgh.
Selkirk is popular for its Old
Courthouse Museum where Sir Walter
Scott was Sheriff of Selkirkshire for
about 30 years, the Old
Church (Auld Kirk) by the Courtroom
with connections to William Wallace,
House Museum a 1700s house by the
Market Square, Hainingside
Gallery on West Port by the Market
Visitor Centre the largest remaining
textile factory in the Borders on
Dunsdale Road, walk round Haining Loch on
the Town south side, Haining Estate
by the loch for the Dandie Dinmont
Terrier statue, Salmon
Viewing Centre 2 miles southwest,
House and Gardens 3 miles west, and
Abbotsford House home of Sir
Walter Scott 4 miles northeast.
Large Click On Map for the area Towns and
Touring Parks in the area.
The images top are of Selkirk Market Cross,
Selkirk Town Hall where the Old Courtroom
Museum is situated, and a statue of Sir Walter
Scott in front. The Town hall was built in
1804, and statue of Sir Walter Scott erected in
Sir Walter Scott worked as Sheriff at the
Courtroom for about 30 years, until his death
The Old Church is around from the Courtroom
on Kirk Wind, right in the top image. Many
Scottish Kings hunted in Selkirk Forest and
held Parliaments here. William Wallace was
proclaimed Guardian of Scotland at the Auld
Kirk in March 1298.
The High Street runs north from the
Courthouse to the Parish Church built in 1880,
and the Victoria Halls.
Just before the Parish Church is the Mungo
Park Monument. Mungo Park was
from the Selkirk area, famous for exploring
Africa in the 1790s.
The Victoria Halls,
built in 1895, is now used for live music and
At the front of the Victoria Hall is the
Battle of Flodden Monument, erected in 1913 to
honour the only survivor of 80 Selkirk men who
fought alongside King James IV at the Battle of
The Battle of Flodden took place in 1513, 31
miles east of Selkirk at Flodden Field.
This was a heavy defeat for the Scots, with the
King killed in Battle along with many
Club, founded in 1883, is situated 1 mile
south of the town.
House, home of Sir Walter Scott, is
situated 4 miles northeast of Selkirk with
tours of the house, gardens, and there is a
large museum with a diner.
Selkirk Interesting History
1400s - Selkirk was famous for shoe
1760s - the first of many Woolen Mills
opened in Selkirk.
1869 - there were seven mills in Selkirk
producing fine tweeds, Lochcarron of Scotland is the
last remaining Mill, specializing in Tartan