Town Gallery

Welcome to Coldstream and Coldstream Living

Coldstream Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in the Scottish Borders. Whether you live or work here, or are visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore, as well as news and stories about what’s happening in the Coldstream area.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

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Coldstream-9071The small town of Coldstream lies on the north side of the River Tweed and it is close to the English border.

In 1660 the Coldstream regiment marched from the Borders to London and the Coldstream museum details the great history of the regiment and is located on the site of the original Headquarters.

Aside from the museum, Coldstream has many other great attractions such as Tweed fishing. For example, in some areas Salmon fishing has dried up but in the Tweed it has held up remarkably well.

Fishing is a great experience and Coldstream is one of the best places to fish in the Borders.

The Coldstream Gallery displays contemporary fine art which makes for an interesting and delightful experience browsing through beautiful art pieces.

One of the main events of Coldstream is the Civic Week which is held each year in August and features many exciting and fantastic events such as the Common Riding which features a ride to Flodden’s field to respect those who died during the battle of 1513.

Coldstream also has many fantastic dining and sleeping locations which makes it a fantastic place to wine, dine and sleep. Overall Coldstream is a brilliant location for tourists to cone and visit.

MelroseLivingImage-24Exploring the Scottish Borders Region

Coldstream is located just north of the border between England and Scotland on the A697 running from Morpeth to the A68 at Carfraemill that takes you on to Edinburgh.

There are many towns within easy reach from Coldstream including, Kelso, Lauder and Jedburgh.  Closer to Coldstream are villages including Eccles, Ednam, Birgham, and Sprouston.


Melrose AbbeyThe Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders has four magnificent ruined  abbeys to explore.

The abbeys are located in Melrose (24 miles), Dryburgh (20 miles), Kelso (9 miles) and Jedburgh (20 miles).

All are within easy reach to Coldstream and if you are going to make a day of it, there are plenty of places along the way to stop off and have coffee, tea and cake!

Edinburgh-2257Visiting Edinburgh

Coldstream is just over an hour from Edinburgh (48 Miles).

If you’re looking to visit the city to explore, watch a show or to see the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo then you can travel by car using the A697 to the A68 which takes you straight to the Edinburgh City Bypass.

If you fancy getting the train then you can drive to Tweedbank (25 miles) and get the new Borders Waverley train to Edinburgh. Trains run every half hour and the last train leaving Edinburgh is just before midnight.

Town Survey – Your views are important to us

If you have visited Coldstream, then we want to hear your views and opinions on the town.  The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.  Every month all completed surveys from the Scottish Borders Living network of town sites will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Scottish Borders hamper.

Please click here to complete the survey.

Finding your way around Coldstream Living…

ColdstreamIf you live or work in Coldstream or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Coldstream’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Coldstream Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses and also for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Coldstream Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Coldstream either for the day or longer.

We would love to hear from you…

If you would like to get in touch with us at Coldstream Living to promote an event, discuss a local issue or if you want to get involved then email:

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