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Scottish Borders Market Towns Travel and Tourism Information

Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk.

The market towns of the Scottish Borders are pretty and character-filled. They all have their own personality but have one thing in common: the offer of a warm welcome to visitors.

Kelso Abbey

Kelso Abbey Heartland © Fotolia.com

Each community offers something special for locals and visitors alike. Kelso has a thriving sports scene, Peebles hosts the Beltane Festival, Hawick an amazing arts centre, Jedburgh the Mary Queen of Scots historic house, and Melrose a stunning historic abbey.

Just like Northumberland market towns, the communities of the Scottish Borders have been shaped by a vibrant and sometimes violent history. But today they are the hidden treasures of Scotland, and well worth a trip of discovery.

The full list of towns is here, and you can use our Scottish Borders page to see a map and the location of each town.

Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk.