read the following introduction
OSBPA pages have a large collection of old
photographs of most of the Scottish Border towns, including
Hawick, Jedburgh, Galashiels, Moffat and Berwick Upon Tweed.
Please keep coming back to check for updates, as I hope to be
updating regularly, but please be patient as I have got hundreds
and it might take a while!! Also if I know any background information
about the photo I will include it.
you have any comments or questions about the photos, or any
requests, feel free to contact me
and I will do my best to answer the questions or find a particular
photo. I have lived in the Scottish Borders all my life and
if I can't answer your question, I'm sure I will be able to
find somebody who can. Also if you would like to be notified
when these pages are updated please join the Old Borders Photo
History discussion group, details here.
Most of the images are available to buy, and can be mailed anywhere,
they can be printed on A4 (11.5" X 8") or A3 (16.5"
X 12"), 'canvas type', textured paper, glossy photo paper,
or for a touch of class genuine cotton artists canvas, We also
stock hammer embossed, woven, and metallic foil (which is particularly
good for the sketches).
scroll to the menu below to select the section of photos you
want to look at, then use the buttons at the bottom of each
page to go to the next page in that particular section, or go
back to the main Ettrick Graphics menu page. Hawick folk may
also want to check out the 'Window On Hawick'
pages, showing, amongst other things, the construction of the
new Waverley Bridge or check out the 'Old Hawick Common
Ridings and Weel Kent Faces' which has many old Common
Riding, Hawick sports teams etc photos. There are links for
these pages further down this page.
take note, Ettrick Graphics will now locate and photograph gravestones
anywhere in the Scottish Borders, details here.
the Paypal 'donate' link below, in February 2002 and as of September
2007 there have been over 100,000 more visitors, and not one
single donation has been received!! So I am considering making
the OSBPA a pay to view site. I have lots, and lots, and lots
of new material still to be added to the site, and will also
be moving it to a new server, (which costs money) but I am not
encouraged at all to do this work. A big thank you to all who
took the time to sign the guestboook or send me an email of
thanks, this is much appreciated.
to the above. In the last few months up to Autumn 2005, a person
in Ontario, Canada, and a person in Solihull, UK have both made
very kind donations. They (I'm not revealing their names so
as not to embarrass them) are the first two, and so far the
only people to do this, and I have emailed both gentlemen to
thank them very much. L.R. and S.R. you know who you are, many
thanks again. I have also had a few hundred old photos of the
Scottish Borders towns sent to me by Sharon Rudderham, a very
big thank you to Sharon as well.
from the OSBPA at Ettrick Graphics have been published in The
Scotsman newspaper, (15 February 2000) and the BBC History Magazine
you found the Old Scottish Border Photo Archive of interest,
why not make a secure donation to help with the running costs,
future research and updates with new material. Please click
the 'Donate' button below. Thank You.