Kirkhope parish church
Roxburgh and Selkirk
It sits on the B7009 road, which follows the Ettrick Water south-west from Selkirk, along the Ettrick Valley as far as Tushielaw.
There have been settlements in the area for over a century, but in recent years the population has increased steadily, with new houses being built every year.
Known as 'Kirkhope' until the late 1700s, the erection of the bridge spanning the gap between cliffs either side of the river at the entrance to the village brought about the name 'Ettrickbridge'. The wider parish retains the name Kirkhope, however.
The village is home to Kirkhope Primary School, from where pupils advance to Selkirk High School. Other amenities include Kirkhope Church, a pub (The Cross Keys Inn), a village hall (Kirkhope Hall), football field, tennis court and small children's playground. Until 2006 there was a small Post Office, now closed.
Notes and references
- RCAHMS/Canmore: Ettrickbridge
- RCAHMS record for Ettrick Bridge, Ettrickbridge, Ettrickbridge End
- Gazetteer for Scotland: Ettrickbridge
- GEOGRAPH image: Ettrickbridge
- HM Inspectorate:Kirkhope Primary School, Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders Council
- Scottish Borders Council: Open Space Audit: Ednam to Ettrickbridge
- The Cross Keys Inn, Ettrickbridge
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