Kelso Heritage Society exists to promote the rich and diverse historical, cultural and environmental heritage of Kelso & District.

The main  purposes of Kelso Heritage Society are:

  • To promote awareness of local heritage.
  • To seek ways to re-establish a museum or heritage facility in Kelso.
  • To forge links with the local schools, community groups and youth organisations to promote education of local heritage.
  • To liaise and co-operate with local, regional and national agencies to promote the heritage of Kelso and District.

The Society is currently working on developing community based projects including: Clearing scrub from Kelso Bridge area, planting an Abbey Orchard, protecting historic features (ie updating the town trail), producing promotional material & creating a heritage hub.

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.

Membership is £8 (family membership £12). Lectures are free to members (non-members by donation). New members are always welcome.