Scottish Borders Council

Heritage Hub

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

Heritage Hub

Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick, TD9 0AE

Tel: 01450 360699

Heritage Hub Heritage Hub is a state of the art facility, home to Scottish Borders archive, local and family history service.

Visit us to trace your family tree or find out about Borders history.

Whether your interest is in local traditions, the workings of the Borders mills or the history of a house, there will be archives here for you.

History dating back to the 12th century

The Heritage Hub archive collections provide a unique resource for researching real people and events in Borders history. The collections include:

  • Local government records such as school log books, poor relief registers and police records
  • Local business records including the textile, fishing and farming industries
  • Land ownership records from the 16th century
  • Kirk Session records
  • Personal archives such as letters, diaries and photographs
  • Archives relating to famous Borderers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mungo Park and James Hogg
  • Family history sources such as censuses, old parish records and monumental inscriptions
  • The Hawick Missal, a 12th century music manuscript.

Use our online catalogue to search or browse our records.

Using the archives

Everyone is welcome to use the Heritage Hub. See our opening times and directions for making a visit. For remote enquiries, we offer a free 30 minute information search with a paid remote research service for longer, more in-depth work.

Events at the Heritage Hub

Look out for forthcoming events such as family history workshops, story-telling and ballad sessions, historic handwriting workshops and exhibitions.

Education and outreach

We welcome visits from schools and community groups. For more information about education projects and resources, contact us.

Come and discover the Borders of the past at the Heritage Hub, where we have all you need to help with your research.

Visit the Heritage Hub website for more information.


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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