A look at the history and landmarks of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. A graphic map plots the position of Kelso, where the River Teviot meets the River Tweed. Kelso was founded 900 years ago with the establishment of the abbey. The monks who lived there were responsible for building up the town and creating the first mill. As Kelso grew bigger, it became an important market town and the market continues to this day.

First broadcast:
23 January 2009

This clip could be used to study important towns in the Southern Uplands or to compare Kelso with other Scottish towns. It could be used to discuss the establishment of towns close to rivers and why this happens.