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Oct 14, 2014

Coldingham Luckenbooth wins Berwickshire Civic Society 2014 Architectural Award:

Oct 14, 2014
Tell us what you think.  The Society would like its members to give their views on how they would like to see the Society develop.
Oct 14, 2014

The 2014 AGM was  held on Monday 22nd September  at the newly restored Bughtrig House by kind permission of Mr and Mrs William Ramsay.  


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Online Resources

Gazetteer for Scotland

The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. The first comprehensive gazetteer produced for Scotland since 1885, it includes tourist attractions, industries and historical sites, together with histories of family names and clans, biographies of famous Scots and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland. The network of connections between all of these entries make this gazetteer unique. The text of Groome's 19th century Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland is included to provide a historical perspective on many of the places described. With at least 20,129 detailed entries, the Gazetteer is the largest dedicated Scottish resource created for the web, and it is growing constantly. Its development is supported by the Robertson Trust, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.

Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland is the executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

National Archives of Scotland

NAS holds records spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries, touching on virtually every aspect of Scottish life. The National Records of Scotland has digitised one major series of records – wills and testaments recorded in commissary court and sheriff court registers in Scotland between 1500 and 1901. These are now available online on, the official government source of genealogical data for Scotland.

National Library of Scotland

With around two million cartographic items, the map collection is the largest in Scotland and one of the biggest in the world. Holdings cover all parts of the globe, through some 700 years, from medieval manuscript maps to current digital mapping. Online you can view over 20,000 high-resolution images of early maps of Scotland and related texts.


Historical Mapping at a scale of 6 inches to 1 mile (1:10560) for the whole of the UK. Comprehensive county and town gazetteers are used to navigate to a chosen area.

Ordnance Survey

Get-a-Map by place-name, postcode or National Grid reference.

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland

Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland published in six volumes (1882–1885), with a 2nd edn. in 1894 incorporating data from the 1891 Census.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

RCAHMS is one of Scotland's National Collections. It has a unique responsibility to gather information on the built heritage of the nation, to safeguard the resulting archive to the highest standards and to make this information as widely available as possible. The gateway into the online, searchable record of the collections and survey work is through the databases Canmore, the National Collection of Aerial Photography, SCRAN and ScotlandsPlaces. The Berwickshire Inventory (1909) was the first county volume published by the Royal Commission.

Scottish Borders Council

Planning Advice Note 72: Housing in the Countryside (2005).
Supplementary Planning Guidance: New Housing in the Borders Countryside (2008). Supplementary Planning Guidance: Placemaking and Design (January 2010).
Supplementary Planning Guidance: Draft Replacement Windows (May 2011).
Supplementary Planning Guidance: Wind energy (May 2011).

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791–1845

The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe. Learn more about the area in which you or your ancestors have lived, or use this key source to study the emergence of the modern British State and the economic and social impact of the world's first industrial nation. Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (First) Statistical Account and the New (Second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

Survey of Gardens and Designed Landscapes

In total, 195 sites were mapped and described in terms of their significance and condition by Peter McGowan and Christopher Dingwall on behalf of Scottish Borders Council (2008). The survey methodology, an historical overview and commentary on issues relating to the future survival of the Estates are available.