Smailholm Village Hall
Smailholm Village Hall

Smailholm Village Hall

Welcome to Smailholm Village Hall Website.  We hope this website will contain something of interest for residents and local visitors, for tourists and holiday makers, and for people with family or friends in the area. We are currently changing our website to a different format which will be much better!  Please bear with us while we get it up to date again.

The website was last updated on 23rd August 2016

 

 

Smailholm is a small village in the Scottish Borders. It is  situated on the B6397, a few miles from Melrose, St Boswells, Earlston and Kelso.  The village has about 40 households, with just over 100 names on the electoral roll.   Despite its modest size and sleepy ambience, the village has many activities, mainly centred around Smailholm Village Hall. There are regular classes in  pilates, art, and singing, a women's book group, film evenings, and other special events, at all of which people from others areas of the Borders and visitors staying locally are very welcome.  The hall is available to hire for weddings, parties, concerts, plays, meetings, exhibitions, and other group activities.  

 

This website aims to inform villagers and others of what's going on in Smailholm and what else is available in the area.  Whether you want to join in, are planning your wedding,  researching your family history, or are part of the wider Smailholm diaspora and want to keep up with village events, we hope you will find something useful here.                            

Smailholm has a particularly attractive parish church (Church of Scotland), believed to be Norman in origin though little of the original remains.  Records show that in 1171 Smailholm was a dependent of Earlston Church, and from 1408 until the Reformation (1560), it was in the possession of Dryburgh Abbey. From 1632 onwards the church was extensively rebuilt, with further alterations in 1820. The church bell, still used today, was made by Michael Burgenbuys and is inscribed "Smellum 1647."   The church has a number of interesting features, including a boarded vaulted roof, and a Laird's Loft, accessible by means of an external stair at the north west end that continues inside the building. There are stained glass windows in the east  end  of  the chancel, depicting St. Cuthbert.  

Services are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, at 10.00 am. 

Information is available here on Smailholm Church and other churches in the Kelso Country Churches group.  

 

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We are located at:

 

Smailholm Village Hall

Smailholm

Kelso

TD5 7PH

Contact us:

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

email:  bookings@smailholm-village.org.uk

 

or telephone 01573 460254

 

 

Or use the form on our Contact page.

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