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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, Halliwell’s House Museum a 1700s house by the Market Square, Hainingside Gallery on West Port by the Market Square, Lochcarron Visitor Centre the largest remaining textile factory in the Borders on Dunsdale Road, walk round Haining Loch on the Town south side, Haining Estate Kennels by the loch for the Dandie Dinmont Terrier statue, Salmon Viewing Centre 2 miles southwest, Bowhill House and Gardens 3 miles west, and Abbotsford House home of Sir Walter Scott 4 miles northeast.

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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.

Sir Walter Scott worked as Sheriff at the Courtroom for about 30 years, until his death in 1832.

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 events.

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 Flodden.

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 Nobles.

Selkirk Golf Club, founded in 1883, is situated 1 mile south of the town.

Abbotsford 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 making.

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 clothing.

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