Twelve miles from Hawick and less than 40 miles from Edinburgh, the town of Selkirk is an Ancient and Royal Burgh. This Border town is distinguished from its neighbours by an elevated setting high above the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys. Selkirk was historically known for glassmaking, and gave its name to the buttery Selkirk Bannock fruit cake.
As a place to live, Selkirk has plenty going for it apart from its spectacular scenery. Good schools, shops, hotels and restaurants join sporting and leisure facilities that include rugby, swimming, angling, nine and eighteen-hole golf courses, horse-riding, walking and cycling.