Founded in the 6th century, Selkirk is an architecturally impressive town that sits above the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys.
The town has a rich history: William Wallace was proclaimed Overlord of Scotland there, and Sir Walter Scott served as its sheriff for 33 years.
The Selkirk Common Riding is one of the Scottish Borders’ oldest festivals. It dates from 1513 when only one of 80 townsmen who fought in the battle of Flodden came home, carrying a blood-stained English flag.
The town is also famous for the Selkirk Bannock, a fruit cake.