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 aim 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.                            

Website last updated on 9th May

 

We have sadly had to close the village hall due to the coronavirus situation. We will let you know as soon as we are able to re-open and resume activities. Stay safe.

 

The Cheviot Hub of Scottish Borders Council have set up a contact number for anyone who needs help in the current situation. It is run by the NHS, Social Work and a wide range of Third Sector partners. The Cheviot Hub number is

0300 100 1800

Tom Weatherston, our local councillor, can also be contacted at 01573 223647 or 07767 406122 if there is anything people need to talk about.

 

We will circulate this information widely on line, but if you have a neighbour who doesn't use the internet it would be very helpful if you could let them know that this help is available, as well as the help also widely on offer in the village.

Click on the link below to find our more about the Hub.

 

Cheviot Hub

 

 

 

 

Village Hall Committee Meeting, 20 May - via Zoom

 

Smailholm Gardens Open Day, 21 June

Kelso Country Churches new website

 

Great Tapestry of Scotland Welcome Panel

 

Accidents on the double bend at the west end of Smailholm

 

Minutes of Village Hall Committee Meeting 11 February 2020

 

Community Council   What's New  

 

FMNS Community Council Minutes 14 January 2020

 

FMNS Community Council Police Report for November 2019

About Smailholm

 

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, Qigong, 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.  

 

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.  

The church no longer has regular services, but there is a monthly meeting in the church on the first Wednesday of the month at 2.00 pm. to which all are welcome.

Further information can be found at www.kelsocountrychurches.org.uk

 

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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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