Listed below are some notable
people associated with the town.
First (1080 - 1153)
an Abbey, Selkirk Abbatis, in 1120. Believed to be made of wood which was later moved to
more fertile land in Kelso.
|James V (1512
Royal Charter granted in respect of Flodden conflict.
Brown (J.B. Selkirk)
regarded Scottish poet.
Lang (1844 - 1912)
Roosevelt (U.S. President 1933 - 1945)
of the Murrays of Philiphaugh.
Wallace (1272 - 1305)
guardian of Scotland in Selkirk's old Kirk.
|Mungo Park (1771
Selkirk. Famous for the exploration of West Africa and the charting of the River Niger.
Scott RSA (1854 - 1927)
Selkirk, highly collectable watercolour painter.
Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
novelist. Dispensed justice in Selkirk.
Hogg (1770 - 1835)
poet and essayist born is Ettrick, Selkirk. Otherwise known as the "Ettrick
Burns (1759 - 1796)
his "Epistle to Willie Creech" in the Forest Inn.