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Selkirkshire Newspapers

Old newspapers can be a useful way of learning about events in a locality at a particular time, or for tracking down obituaries or birth/marriage/death notices of ancestors. The content of newspapers varies a lot and this is not meant as a detailed or exhaustive guide to them. Its purpose is simply to list local newspapers in this county in the past. Additional information would be gratefully received.

Published lists of Scottish newspapers include:

Old copies of newspapers can often be found in appropriate local archives and libraries, or in major collections such as the National Library of Scotland, or the British Library Newspaper Library.

The Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre at the Heritage Hub in Hawick has a large collection of microfilms of local Borders newspapers.

So here is a list (again not necessarily complete) of old Selkirkshire newspapers and their dates (if known). Some papers appear under multiple names, others combined together to form a new title. So don't view this as a list of separate papers - it isn't. Most importantly it is just a guide. A number of long-running local periodicals are also listed: they too included useful local information.

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