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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in September 2019
Lot 17


Land within Residential Area near Town Centre – 0.11 Ha (0.28 Acre)


Selkirk (population around 6000) is a pleasant market town in the Central Borders lying on the banks of the River Ettrick some 30 miles south of Edinburgh, 11 miles north of Hawick and 6 miles south of Galashiels. The town has a good range of local amenities and schooling, Galashiels offers a further range of facilities. There is a golf course, swimming pool and ftness centre. Attractions in the area include Bowhill House and Country Park and St Mary’s Loch and the surrounding countryside offers fshing, hill walking and cycling. Selkirk is centrally located providing easy access to Edinburgh and the North of England via the A7. Galashiels has a station on the Borders Railway, offering a journey time to central Edinburgh of around 50 minutes and there are good bus services from the town to Edinburgh and Carlisle. The subjects of sale lie on the main A7 road entering Selkirk from the north and near to the town centre.


Travelling south west into Selkirk on the A7, the site can be seen on the right hand side directly after the Sheriff Court building and before reaching the town centre, situated on the corner with Forest Road.


This is a regular shaped corner site extending to approximately 0.11 ha (0.28 ac) lying on the west side of the A7 and on the western side of the town centre. The ground, which lies within the town’s conservation area, was previously the site of St Mary’s Church, which was demolished around 2008. The site is bounded by Heras fencing and a stone wall which is dilapidated in places. The plot is overgrown and at the time of inspection there was a war veteran tribute area located along the eastern boundary and on the south corner of the site. We understand that there is an informal agreement for this to be temporarily in place. Prospective purchasers are advised to check the title pack for further details, available from the seller’s solicitors. The site is surrounded mainly by a mix of traditional housing and offce buildings. The ground slopes away to the west providing the site with lovely views over to the hills. Situated within an easily accessible part of the town, this is a conveniently situated site which provides an opportunity for redevelopment subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Site Area

0.11 Ha (0.28 Acre) approx.


We understand that in 2005 conditional planning consent was granted for the erection of 21 fats and 4 ground foor commercial units. Ref: 05/00341/FUL. The application has now lapsed. Architects drawings are available on request. The Local Development Plan designates this site as ‘redevelopment’. For further information prospective purchasers are advised to contact Scottish Borders Council Planning Dept, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA Tel: 0300 100 1800


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