Town Gallery

Welcome to Melrose and Melrose Living

Melrose Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in Melrose and the Scottish Borders. Whether you live, work, or just visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore.  Melrose Living also has news and stories about what’s happening in and around Melrose.

Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders

Melrose is a small, pretty town on the River Tweed, with a spectacular abbey and lovely setting at the foot of the Eildon Hills. It’s surrounded by picturesque villages and home to the world-famous Rugby Sevens, with cultural highlights including Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House and the Borders Book Festival. With plenty of great small shops and eateries, it’s a definite draw for visitors!

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

This is your site, so come and be part of it!

Looking forward to May…

As we look forward to the wonderful Spring month of May in the Scottish Borders, and enjoy the positive interaction of communities working together on this site, the collaboration continues, allowing all to benefit from presenting the Scottish Borders Region to the rest of the UK, and indeed the world, as a collaborative region outstanding in its offering to those who live here and visitors alike.

As you delve into the heart of the region, you will know that each town presents a unique offering. Long-established community events celebrating proud heritage attract visitors from all over, and whether it’s wearable, edible, drinkable or just for show, there is always something to buy in the high street. The region has established an amazing reputation for leisure pursuits offering a choice of cycle tracks, riding, walking, and fishing.

The Melrose Sevens – 8th April 2017

April’s stand-out event is the Melrose Sevens on the 8th April.

This event has been televised for the many years and showcases the town of Melrose and the Melrose Greenyards is set against the stunning background of the Eildon Hills and a stone’s throw from Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House.

As Sevens Rugby originated from Melrose, this world-renowned sporting tournament, first established in 1883, now attracts around 10,000 spectators and participants from all over the world each year.

If you’re looking at attending this event, then make sure you get your tickets in advance.  Don’t forget to check out some of the best places to stay in Melrose under the Hotels, Spas and Camping section.

The latest businesses to join Melrose Living

The Gallery Melrose

Iain Loudon and David Wallace, both keen art enthusiasts, have established this high-quality Art Gallery offering an eclectic mix of original art and gifts for sale, including paintings, ceramics, pottery, wood carving, designer jewellery and hand-blown glass pieces.

Gift items such as prints, cards, candles, handbags, purses, quaichs and other items are also available.

Make sure when you are next in Melrose, that you make time to pop into The Gallery Melrose and have a browse.

Finding your way around Melrose Living…

Melrose Living Header 1bIf you live or work in Melrose or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Melrose’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Melrose Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses as well as for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Melrose Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Melrose either for the day or longer.

Melrose Living would love to hear from you…

Copyright - Fotolia

Copyright – Fotolia

If you would like to get in touch with us at Melrose Living to promote an event, discuss a local issue or if you want to get involved then email:

This is your site, so come and be part of it!

Throughout 2017 the site will be under constant development – some sections are still to be populated with information and businesses.


We want to hear your news

If you have news that you want to share with the community living in Melrose, Darnick, Gattonside, Newstead, Bowden, Earlston, St.Boswells, Newtown St.Boswells and Tweedbank then get in contact and let us know.

Just go to the Contact Us page and let us know your news. Only news with a valid contact number and email address will be published.