Temporary one-way system to be in place in Jedburgh

Jedburgh Abbey building and grounds

Published: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

A temporary one way system will be introduced in Jedburgh to allow progress to be made to a privately owned dangerous building.

The new route will begin on Monday 4 June when a section of the High Street will become one way southbound from Jewellers Wynd to Canongate southbound, and a section of Exchange Street one way northbound from High Street to Friarsgate.

Map showing temporary one way system in Jedburgh


This is required to extend scaffolding onto the road which can allow the repairs to be carried out to the building, which has significant structural issues and needs extensive work to make it safe.

High Street still open to pedestrians

The one way system is expected to last 40 weeks, with a temporary walkway also introduced around the scaffolding to allow pedestrians to still use High Street and Exchange Street.

Signage will be in place to make people aware of the temporary arrangement.

Councillors Jim Brown, Scott Hamilton, Sandy Scott (joint statement)

“The High Street dangerous building is a complex and long running issue, but the Council is making progress and needs to introduce this temporary one-way system to carry out further repairs.

“The Council is looking at various options for the future of the building, and a report is expected to be discussed later this year.

“We thank townsfolk for their patience so far, and would ask they comply with the temporary one-way system when it is introduced on 4 June.”

Temporary one-way system route

A larger image of the temporary one-way system is available on our Flickr page.