Coldstream & District Local History Society

Welcome to our website.

The Coldstream and District Local History Society extends a warm welcome to all, be they visitors or local residents.

Our talks, lectures and presentations run from September through to May. The Summer months give opportunities for outside activities like visits etc. 

Our website contains some results of previous projects. We organised a major Archaeological excavation and recording of Lennel Kirk and inventory of Lennel Kirkyards. We also carried out an inventory of other kirkyards and we have a dedicated section on War Memorials both locally and extending into North Northumberland. 

We are also proud that our members produced a book “Second to None: A History of ColdstreamCopies of the 2nd edition are available on request from the contact.   

Please enjoy browsing the information, pictures and links to other historical sources. We welcome all feedback. 


The Committee 


Find out details and how to book for upcoming events, talks, lectures and presentations.


A searchable online database of war memorial inscriptions across the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.


A searchable online database of churchyard transcriptions across Berwickshire and North Northumberland.

Search our archives

The Society’s book, ‘Second to None: A History of Coldstream’, published in 2010, reviews the history of Coldstream and the surrounding area from the development of its early forts and settlements to the present day.

The book has been reprinted with over 60 new pages of updated information  and more than 30 new photographs. Still at the same price of £15.00

The book’s chapters include:

  • Early Forts and Settlements
  • Coldstream Priory
  • Flodden
  • Old Coldstream
  • Coldstream’s Institutions
  • The Hirsel and Lees
  • Wars and Coldstream
  • Modern Coldstream
  • Coldstream Civic Week
  • Civic Week
  • Coldstream Exiles

Two years in the making, the book was researched and written by Society members Will Murray, Trevor Swan, John Elliot, Derek Balmbro and Gerald Tait, along with local historians Michael Hickman and James Bell.

Over 350 pages it is exceptional value at £15.00. Contact us below to order your copy.

Become A Member

You can now join the Coldstream History Society as a member. Click here to follow the online process; we would love to have you join us.

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