Towns & Villages
The market town of Selkirk is closely associated with many of the figures who inspired John Buchan.

About Selkirk

Of Sir Walter Scott (who’s statue stands in the Market Square) – Buchan wrote a biography of Scott in 1932, in which he called him ‘the greatest, because the most representative of Scotsmen’. Buchan spent the summer of 1912 in a cottage just outside Selkirk at Broadmeadows.
On the way to Innerleithen. Fairnilee. Home of Alison Rutherford, author of a version of "Floo’ers o the Fores"t. Buchan was a keen angler and the Tweed is renowned as of Scotland’s finest rivers for fishing. One of Buchan’s finest poems’ "Fisher Jamie", shows Buchan’s underrated sense of humour, describing the poacher in heaven continuing to snaffle trout from the Crystal Seas.

Selkirk walking, cycling and driving routes


Towns and villages near Selkirk