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Scottish Borders Archive & Local History Centre

Heritage Hub, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile
Hawick TD9 0AE

scotborders.gov.uk

Find out about the resources available to find out about local and family history in the Scottish Borders.

Abbotsford House

Abbotsford
Melrose TD6 9BQ

bordernet.co.uk

Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake. In 1811 Sir Walter bought the property which was to become Abbotsford, set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the River Tweed.