Scottish Borders Architecture, Castles, Historic Buildings in southern Scotland

Scottish Borders Buildings

Architecture in southern Scotland : News + Photos

Scottish Borders Building News

23 Mar 2018
Scottish Borders Building Design Awards 2018 News
Scottish Borders Building Design Awards 2018
Scottish Borders Building Design Awards 2018
The search is on again for the best designed new buildings in the Borders, with the launch of the Borders Building Design Awards 2018.
The awards intend to promote good building design in the Borders and to strengthen links between builders, architects, Council plannes and other professionals in the industry.

Abbotsford House Visitor Centre, Melrose
Design: LDN Architects
Abbotsford Conservation & Visitors Building
photograph © Paul Zanre
Abbotsford House Visitor Centre

photos added 7 May 2012
Fairydean Stadium, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Design: Peter Womersley, Architect
Peter Womersley Galashiels Scottish Borders Concrete Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Scottish Borders Stadium Building
This building is designed in a similar architecture style to Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh. The raw shuttering of the concrete, the powerful angular forms and the focus on cantilever and buttresses in tension are dominant. The building was controversially listed by Historic Scotland in late 2006.

Scottish Borders Architecture

Photos from 15 Jan 2012:

Hume Castle, near Greenlaw, Berwickshire
12th/13th Century
Hume Castle Hume Castle Hume Castle Hume Castle Hume Castle
photographs © Adrian Welch

Smailholm Tower, near Kelso, Roxburghshire
15th/16th Century
Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower
photographs © Isabelle Lomholt

Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower
photographs © Isabelle Lomholt

Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower Smailholm Tower
photographs © Adrian Welch

Greenlaw Town Hall
1831 ; building restored in 2010
Status: Listed building
was a Building at Risk since 2001
One of the buildings shortlisted in the 2006 BBC television series Restoration Village.
Greenlaw Town Hall Greenlaw Building Greenlaw Town Hall Building
photographs © Niels Lomholt

Kelso Abbey
founded in the 12th century
Kelso Abbey Kelso Abbey Kelso Abbey
photographs © Adrian Welch

Kelso Building in the town square
Kelso Building
photograph © AJW

Kelso Hotel Building, on the north side of the square
Kelso Hotel Building
photograph © AW

Mellerstain House
Mellerstain House
photograph © IL

Bridge & Folly at St Boswells
Suspension Footbridge over the River Tweed, just north west of Dryburgh Abbey
Bridge at St Boswells
photograph © Adrian Welch

Folly at St Boswells
Folly at St Boswells
photograph © AW

Floors Castle – eastern entry gates, Kelso
Floors Castle
photograph © IL

Historic Scottish Borders Buildings

Photos from previously:

Neidpath Castle just west of Peebles in the Scottish Borders:
Neidpath Castle Neidpath Castle Peebles
images © AJW

Hume Castle
Hume Castle
scanned photo by architect Adrian Welch 1999

Scottish Borders 20th Century Buildings – Selection

Bernat Klein Studio – project, Selkirk
Peter Womersley ; Studio DuB
Bernat Klein Studio
photo : Rebecca Wober
Klein Studio : house, by architect Peter Womersley

Dingleton Boiler House – redevelopment, Melrose
Peter Womersley ; Studio DuB
Dingleton Boiler House
image : studio DuB
Dingleton Boiler House

Location: Scotland

Architecture in Scotland

Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Scottish Architecture News

Dumfries & Galloway Buildings
Galloway House
photograph © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Dumfries & Galloway Buildings

Scottish Castles

Scottish Architect

Historic Scottish Houses

Scottish Architecture

Traquair, Scottish Borders
Traquair House
photo © Adrian Welch
Traquair House

East Lothian Architecture

A country house that is almost classifiable as a Scottish Castle:
Lennoxlove House, Haddington, East Lothian
Lennoxlove Castle
image © Adrian Welch

Hailes Castle, East Lothian
One of the most picturesque of Scottish Castles in the central belt is Hailes Castle perched above the River Tyne:
Hailes Castle
image © Adrian Welch

Borthwick Castle, Midlothian

Crichton Castle, Midlothian

Scottish Buildings Database

Scottish Built Heritage

Buildings / photos for the Scottish Borders Buildings page welcome