Melrose is a Scottish town steeped in history .Located within the borders of Scotland the town of Melrose has historically been part of the borough of Roxburghshire. The town is part of the committee area of Eildon. The town of Melrose was first recorded as Mailros, which actually means bare peninsula.
There is a wealth of history in the town of Melrose and the surrounding area. It is though that King Arthur is buried within the Eildon Hills and these hills over look the town of Melrose. A couple of miles to the west of Melrose is the house, known as Abbotsford and this was the home of the famous novelist Sir Walter Scott.
The town of Melrose was the birthplace for Rugby Sevens and the rugby team that is based within the town is actually one of the strongest in the borders. Rugby is the most popular sport in Melrose.
There is also a very good golf club located in Melrose and it features a nine-hole golf course, which is located on the edge of the town.
There are annual events that are held within the town and this includes the Melrose Festival, which is a week long festival. The festival involves appointing a Melrosian who has to be someone who has lived in the town for most of their life. A queen is also shown and a court that is made up of children chosen from the local primary school. The local primary school is known as Melrose Grammar.