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The History of the Royal Burgh of Selkirk

Fletcher, Selkirk's sole survivor from the Batle of Flodden returns.

Pre-History and the Romans

From the early wanderers to early civilisation.

Selkirk Abbey

The coming of the monks to Selkirk in 1113AD.

Braveheart - Wallace declared Guardian of Scotland

Inspired with the fervid patriotism to devote his life to winning back the independence of his country.

The Outlaw Murray

Outlaw Murray refused homage to the King, but finally gave way on being installed as Sheriff of Ettrick Forest.

Flodden. The Departure and Return

Selkirk's ready response to the call of the King.

The Royal Burgh Charter

In 1535 Selkirk received her Charter from King James V.

An early Common Riding

The Riding of the Marches was undertaken by a specially appointed body of men.

Montrose and the Battle of Philiphaugh

The disaster which crushed the cause of the King in Scotland.

Granting of the Guild Charters

The Crafts in Scotland first asked for public recognition in the first half of the 15th century.

The Covenanters

Protesters about the ecclesiastical innovations of the Scottish Church in 1836.

Bonny Prince Charlie and the Highland troops

On July 22nd, 1745, Charles Edward Stuart, accompanied by only seven followers, landed on the little island of Eriskay.

The Industrial Revolution and the Textile Industry

With the advent of the nineteenth century a spirit of change began to sweep through the Royal Burgh.

Selkirk Common Riding

Selected images from recent Selkirk Common Ridings.


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