This  book contains eye witness accounts recollections and dramatic photographs of the flood of 1977 which brought Selkirk and surrounding communities to a standstill . It is compiled and produced by Kirkhope primary school,  Ettrickbridge, edited by Carol Bell, designed and printed by Bordersprint Ltd. Selkirk, colour illustration by Liam Rutherford (pupil).
This story can be read by , not just those who were touched by the flood, but by anyone with an interest in the area, now and in the future.

 
   
 
   
   
     
 

This book all started when we had reports of people canoeing in their gardens .This was due to heavy rain .
Our Headteacher told us she was going to make a book with her old school but it didn't happen. She remembered about it and we were asked if we would like to make a book.

 
   
 
   
   
     
 

This book is  about  a  flood  in  Selkirk  in  1977.  It  knocked down  the  Auld  stane  brig  in  the  town..   The  water  flooded  lots  of  the  local  area  it  came  to  the  windowsills  in  some  places. 

 
   
 
     
 

Pupils of  Kirkhope primary school interviewed flood survivors and rescuers on the phone and also face to face.  Parents and friends helped the children to put their information together.  Funding for the book came from local sponsors and business .

THE BOOK LAUNCH.
This took place at Halliwells house Museum in Selkirk in October 1997.  All the children, interviewees and  friends went along. Border Television and the local press were also present at the launch.
Lots of people from the book said how pleased they were with the final outcome.

 
   
 
     
   
     
 

We've raised over 2800.00 and there is more to come in. So far we have bought hockey kit, footballs and we are hoping to buy grass and playground equipment.

 
   
   
     
   
     
     
     
 

If you would like a copy of the book you can email us  mabrown@scotborders.gov.uk

phone or fax us on 01750 52231 for further information . The book is also available  at in most local Selkirk newsagents.

 
   
 
     
   
   
     
 

 

 
   
 
 
     
   

HOMEPAGE | KIRKHOPE PRIMARY SCHOOL | IN AND AROUND ETTRICKBRIDGE | HISTORY OF ETTRICKBRIDGE | ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY | TROUBLED WATERS

To contact us:
Phone/Fax: 01750- 52231
Email:
mabrown@scotborders.gov.uk

Kirkhope Primary School
Ettrickbridge
Selkirk, TD7 5JJ