Towns & Villages
Start in Kelso town where Scott stayed at Rosebank (now renamed Waverley Lodge) with his aunt and attended Kelso High School.

About Kelso

Here he became friendly with the Ballantyne brothers who afterwards became printers and printed the first two volumes of The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders This launched Scott's literary career but the co-operation was to bring financial ruin to both

Leave Kelso on the 86089, then turn left on the B6397, then left again on the B6404. After about a mile, you will see the outline of Smailholm Tower on the skyline to your right

Kelso walking, cycling and driving routes


Towns and villages near Kelso