Cheviot is physically the smallest of the five areas in the Borders, with the second-smallest population, which was estimated at 19,503 in 2014. Its only towns of over 1,000 people are:
- Kelso (6,821)
- Jedburgh (3,961)
- St Boswells (1,466)
The only other settlement in the locality with a population of over 500 is Yetholm. These settlements account for 65.3% of the area’s population, with the remainder living in settlements of less than 500 people or in isolated farms and hamlets.
Settlements with a population of less than 500 include:
How can you get involved?
Area forums are meetings designed to help you find out more about local services, and give you the chance to tell us what you think. Cheviot Area Forum is chaired by Cllr Tom Weatherston and meets quarterly in venues across the Cheviot area. For further information contact the Democratic Services Officer online or by phone on 01835 826502.
There are 15 community councils in the Cheviot area:
- Crailing, Eckford and Nisbet
- Ednam, Stichill and Berrymoss
- Floors, Makerstoun, Nenthorn and Smailholm
- Heiton and Roxburgh
- Jed Valley
- Maxton and Mertoun
- Oxnam Water
- St Boswells
Our asset register for land and property in the Cheviot area.
Find out about events and venues in your local area.
Cheviot area facts and figures
Our Strategic Assessment provides a useful and informative range of data and analysis for the Scottish Borders.