"Links to other Sites of Interest"


Family History;


Websites of Local Interest;

  • The Town Website;

  • A Heart for Duns; A Community Group of Volunteers founded with the aim of maintaining and promoting the vibrancy of Duns - now running and reshaping the Volunteer Hall

  • The Website of Duns and District Parish Churches;

  • What's on in Duns;

  • Lammermuir Life; A website which contains much historical information on life in the Lammermuirs.

  • Manderston House; The website of Manderston House near Duns, the setting for the television programme "The Edwardian Country House".

  • Paxton House; The website of Paxton House. Built by the Adam Brothers; one of the country's finest 18th. century Palladian Houses.

  • Marchmont House; An imposing Grade A listed Palladian mansion built in 1750 by Hugh Hume-Campbell 3rd. Easl of Marchmont. Now open to the public.

  • Lauderdale Historical Society; The website of Lauderdale Historical Society promoting an interest the history of Lauderdale.

  • Gunsgreen House; The website of the recently restored Gunsgreen House, a magnificent Georgian mansionhouse designed by John Adam for local merchant John Nisbet who amassed a fortune from smuggling. Much of historical interest and many secrets and surprises.

  • Hawick Hub; Scottish Borders Council Archives and Family History Centre. Houses a wide range of records covering the whole of the Scottish Borders.

  • Borders Book Trail; Contact details for nine Bookshops in the Borders all stocking historical material.

  • Duns Summer Festival Facebook page for Duns Summer Festival

  • Berwickshire Art Society A Society dedicated to all those interested in Art. As well as its Annual Exhibition exhibition held during Reiver's Week the Society holds various evening meetings often looking at the Life and Works of well known artists.

  • Duns Archery The website of Archery Duns, a Club recently set up to encourage the ancient art and practice of Archery.

  • Thinking without Borders A newly formed group inspire by local philosophers, John Duns Scotus and David Hume to promote imaginative thinking,questioning and reflection

  • Gavinton, Fogo and Polwarth Community Council Website containing some excellent articles on the history of the communities including on Fogo Church, Fogo War Graves and on Richard Hillary.

  • Ronald Richardson Photography The website of Society member Ronald Richardson devoted mainly to aircraft and wildlife photography.


Various Historical Societies;

  • Marie Stuart Society; Website of the Marie Stuart (Mary Queen of Scots) Society dedicated to promoting and encouraging an interest in all aspects of the life and times of Mary Queen of Scots.

  • Scottish Covenanting Memorial Association; The website of the Scottish Covenanting Memorial Association, a Society dedicated to preserving an interest in Covenanting times and particularly the preservation of the memorials to those who suffered death for their religious beliefs.

  • Old Gala Club; The website of The Old Gala Club, Galashiels Local History Society.

  • Coldstream History Society ;The website of Coldstream History Society - contains a transcript and where possible information of names appearing on War Memorials throughout Berwickshire and North Northumberland - also a transcript of the stones in Lennel and other Cemeteries

  • Chirnside History Group Facebook page;

  • The Trimontium Trust; Website of the Trimontium Heritage Centre, (the story of the Roman Capital of Southern Scotland).

  • Border Archaeological Society Facebook page;

  • Thomas Boston; A site containing an account of the life of the great Scottish divine Thomas Boston born in Duns in 1676 with a full list with links of his works and sermons.

  • John Duns Scotus; An account of the life and philosophy of the mediaeval philosopher and theologian born in Duns.