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Melrose (Town)

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"The town of Melrose is delightfully situated at the north base of the Eildon hills... It has partly the character of an antique dingy place, with narrow thoroughfares and ancient houses, and partly the appearance of a modern, spruce, aspiring seat of population, with elegant and airy edifices; and in both respects it looks in good keeping with its situation, harmonizing partly with the grand antiquities adjacent to it, and partly with the magnificent landscape around it. It has recently, on the whole, undergone much improvement, in consequence of wealthy strangers being attracted to it for occasional or permanent residence." from the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.

See also Melrose parish.



  • Melrose's old customs and worthies by J.E. Fairbairn, published at Galashiels in 1946.
  • Melrose: 1826 edited by D.M.Hood, published by Melrose Historical Association in 1980.
  • Fair Melrose published by Melrose Historical Association in 1989.

Description and Travel

A 19th century account of Melrose town can be read online.

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Historic Melrose by E.P. Dennison and R. Coleman was published in 1998 by Historic Scotland in association with the Scottish Cultural Press. This is part of the "Scottish burgh survey" - "a series designed to identify which areas of Scotland's historic burghs are of archaeological interest". In addition to an architectural assessment the book contains a lot of information about the history of the burgh throughout the centuries.



A 19th century account of Melrose town includes much on the trade and industry in the town.