Website revamp will boost Kelso’s profile

A website aimed at boosting the public profile of Kelso has been given a makeover by a group of local business owners and other prominent individuals.

The website, Visit Kelso, ( was originally set up by the town’s chamber of trade.

The aim is now to make it the major focal point for businesses, events and information for people within Kelso and for attracting additional visitors to the town.

The group involved is currently taking an interest in lots of initiatives, including bike painting for the up and coming Tour of Britain national cycling event.

The group is made up of individuals who have a particular interest in the town, and ranges from shop owners, business owners, including many from the hospitality sector, and other prominent individuals within the town.

One of those involved is Nikki Allman, of Kelso Border Retreats. She told us this week: “The aim is to make this website a real focal point for people visiting Kelso, as well as local residents, whether it is for things to do and see, forthcoming events, local services or places to shop and eat out.

“The website was already up and running thanks to the local chamber of trade, and this new group came together to help give it a boost and a new lease of life.

“The website will be constantly updated with information and the plan is for it to be the main site to find out everything visitors and residents need to know about Kelso and what’s going on in the town.”