Eildon is the largest of the five areas with a population of 35,190. It covers the main towns and villages of:
- Galashiels (12,670)
- Selkirk (5,586)
- Melrose (2,457)
- Tweedbank (2,073)
- Lauder (1,773)
- Earlston (1,766)
- Newtown St Boswells (1,347)
The only other village with a population of over 500 is Stow (713). Together, these towns and villages account for 80% of Eildon's population but many people live in smaller villages such as:
- the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys
How can you get involved?
Area partnerships are meetings designed to help you find out more about local services, and give you the chance to tell us what you think. Eildon area partnership is chaired by Cllr Gordon Edgar and meets quarterly in venues across the Eildon area. For further information contact the Democratic Services Officer online or by phone on 01835 826504.
There are 13 community councils in the Eildon area:
- Ettrick and Yarrow
- Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and Midlem
- Melrose and District
- Newtown and Eildon
- Oxton and Channelkirk
- Selkirk and District
- Stow and Fountainhall
Our asset register for land and property in the Eildon area.
Find out about events and venues in your local area.
Eildon area facts and figures
Our Economy, Skills and Learning
More information on this theme can be found through the following links:
- Economic Bulletin
- Town Centre Matrix
- Planning Research, e.g. retail surveys, town centre footfall
- Education Scotland Parent Zone, search by school