Town campaigners are holding a community day next month to highlight Selkirk and the Royal Burgh’s initiatives and progress.
And they have organised ‘The Future of Selkirk, celebrating our successes and looking to the future’ in Victoria Halls on Saturday, November 2.
Selkirk Regeneration Company’s Lawrence Robertson said: “We are aware of a number of recent projects either progressing on the ground or coming to fruition in Selkirk and the Valleys.
“We are really keen to highlight these successes – ranging from improvements to Pringle Park and Bannerfield playparks, the Flodden 500 project, the Pop-Up Shops pilot, the inaugural YES Festival, the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme, to the reopening of Abbotsford House and the successful funding bid to Historic Scotland for a major town centre conservation project – and there are many more.
“For a small town like Selkirk, it’s amazing to see what can be achieved by working together and staying positive.”
Community and business representatives updated the town’s community action plan with help from Scottish Borders Council last year.
Lawrence said: “Although the town has had mixed fortunes over the last decade, particularly with the challenges the current economic climate has brought to the town centre, Selkirk has a proud heritage and strong community spirit to adapt for the future.” Campaigners agreed business and tourism, housing and development land, town-centre regeneration and high-quality education and community services are critical for Selkirk’s future long-term prosperity.
Selkirk Chamber of Trade’s Viv Ross said: “The community day is a great chance for people to come along and find out what is happening, but also give us their suggestions and ideas for the future and perhaps become more involved themselves.”
The event will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm when there will be talks and displays on local projects.