Looking back: 26 pictures of life in Selkirk in the 1980s

When it comes to nostalgia, the 1980s probably provoke more memories and good, and bad, feeling than any other decade.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 2:24 pm
Selkirk in the 1980s.
Selkirk in the 1980s.

Looking through our archives, we came across a number of photographs from the era that give a great glimpse into life in the area in the, not too distant, past. There’s not a lot of detail with most of them but we’re sure there will be those who remember them well. Here are a selection of pictures from Selkirk – look out for more places soon.

Selkirk Singers, February 1980.
Selkirk Amateur Operatic Society 1981.

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Argus playscheme, July 1981.
Ex-standard bearers' dinner, 1981.
Flower Festival in Selkirk old court building, October 1981.
Ashkirk School Polar Express collection, 1982.
Selkirk High School five a-side winners at Ancrum under-14s in June 1982.
Giant turnip, Selkirk, April 1983.
Philiphaugh Nativity Baboushka, 1984.
Selkirk OAP's trip, May 1984.
Synchronised swimmers at Selkirk Pool, May 1985.
Gas leak in Selkirk High Street, January 1986.
Tourist information centre opened at Cross Keys Inn, Ettrickbridge, June 1986.
Selkirk youth bowlers, July 1986.
Lilliesleaf Nativity, 1986.
Snow in Selkirk, January 1987.
Protest over threatened closure of Ashkirk school, January 1987.
Selkirk nursery, January 1987.
Reiver activity holidays launch with Selkirk tourism board, February 1988.
Selkirk High School do Comic Relief, February 1988.
Bomb disposal unit at Chicken Acre, Selkirk, February 1988.
Stones from Selkirk being sent to Australia for a cairn, March 1988.
Cubs held a sponsored shoeshine in Selkirk, March 1988.
Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue walk, May 1988.
Hare Krishna in Selkirk, September 1988.
Selkirk picking night, April 1989.