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The Royal Burgh of Selkirk, population around 6000, lies on the River Ettrick, a major tributary of the River Tweed, in the Scottish Borders. Formerly the county town of Selkirkshire, the town is rich in history, being the first border town to have an abbey. A statue in the town commemorates eighteenth century explorer Mungo Park and the local museum houses exhibits from his expeditions to Sumatra and the Niger. Selkirk men fought with William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and many fell fighting the English on Flodden Field in 1513. The town’s growth was based on the woollen industry but is now well known for its glass making. There is great rivalry among the Borders mill towns, today much in evidence on the Rugby field. Selkirk is now popular with visiting tourists. The map below shows the main features of the town, its streets and houses as they were in the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map to see an enlargement.

Selkirk Map
Selkirk Town Map

Map of Selkirk

Old map of the town of Selkirk circa 1950

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Selkirk Map

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