Chirnside is a bustling hillside village beside the Tweed Valley with great views of the Cheviot Hills.
Among it’s scenery, many notable people have called Chirnside home. Perhaps most famous: David Hume. The Enlightenment Philosopher grew up here with his childhood home located in the south of the village. Ninewells house was home to many generations of Homes. During the Second World War it was used as as a hostel for Polish and Eastern European displaced persons and was at one point also used as a prisoner of war camp. However the house was demolished in 1954. Chirnside’s parish church dates back to the 12th century.
A more recent example of a famous local is Jim Clark; the 1960’s race car driver. There is a small monument with a racing car statue to commemorate his achievements which reads "Welcome to Chirnside, home of Jim Clark OBE." These achievements included being two times world champion for "Team Lotus" and the only British winner of the Indianapolis race. The Jim Clark Museum in located in the nearby town of Duns.