Looking back: 36 pictures of Selkirk in the past

Take a trip back in time more than 50 years.

Friday, 29th May 2020, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 12:47 pm
Pictures from Selkirk's past.
Pictures from Selkirk's past.

These pictures from our archives show different aspects of life in the Selkirk area from a bygone time, mainly the 1950s and 60s, including a few common riding events, as well as how some familiar landscapes looked back then.

Yair House, June 1935.
Roman fort excavation at Oakwood near Selkirk, July 1952. Dr KA Steer with gateway links.

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St Mary's Loch, July 1953.
Selkirk in the sunshine, August 1953.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1954. The flag bearer casts the colours.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1954. Crowds flock down to the green.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1955. The standard bearer casts the colours.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1955. Selkirk Souters with Burgh Officer.
Ruined Newark Castle, overlooking Yarrow Water, October 1956.
The Fletcher statue, March 1959.
Aerial view of Selkirk, June 1959.
Aerial view of Selkirk, June 1959.
Aerial view of Selkirk, June 1959.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1959. Crowds heading for the bussin' concert.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1959. A group of young girls take part in a procession through the streets.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. Operator changing bobbins on carding machine.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. Brian Roberts sorting and grading wool.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. Mr H. Rae examines cloth.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. From left, E. Dryden, Sir J. Roberts, S. Roberts, J. MacPherson and G. Roberts.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. Bale of cotton bound for Montreal.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. Spinning shed at Phillidhaugh Mill.
George Roberts & Co Ltd, tweed mill, August 1962. R. Knox checks cloth and removes loose threads.
Mr Ian Wright, wood carver, August 1962.
Selkirk skin and hide factory, August 1962.
Selkirk skin and hide factory, August 1962.
Selkirk skin and hide factory, August 1962.
Selkirk skin and hide factory, August 1962.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1963. Crowds march towards River Ettrick.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1963. Bussin of the Standard Bearer's flag.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1963. The platform party.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1963. Mr Ian McCudeen, with the standard banner, crosses the Ettrick.
Selkirk Common Riding, June 1963. Crossing the Ettrick.
Roberts woollen mills, February 1963.
Golfer Murray Cleghorn, 1964.
Selkirk Town Council in session, March 1964.
Aerial view of Selkirk, March 1964.