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The quoad sacra Parish of Caddonfoot which comprises part of the former Parishes of Galashiels, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Stow and Yarrow is bounded on the north by the County of Midlothian, on the east by the Parish of Galashiels, on the south by the Parishes of Selkirk and Yarrow and on the west by the Parishes of Innerleithen and Traquair.

Previously partly in the County of Midlothian and partly in the County of Peebles, Caddonfoot existed as an administrative unit from 1898 to 1975. The ecclesiastical parish of Caddonfoot is now linked with Galashiels Trinity

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  • Caddonfoot Monumental Inscriptions by Selkirk Genealogy.
  • CD Hall's History of Galashiels.

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Caddonfoot Church Caddonfoot Church

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Magazine Articles

Please note that the heading Author includes persons who have compiled or transcribed records; and that the topics indexed, and the synopses are subjective opinions.
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Title Synopsis Size Description Issue No Author
From Cowal to the BordersThe agricultural migration of workers and the history of the Whyte Family.2 pages or more 7Donald Whyte 
Laidlawstiel, ClovenfordsThis is history bought to life with Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and Prime Minister Gladstone. For anyone interested in Clovenfords you must read this.2 pages or more 37Margaret Lawson 

Map of Caddonfoot from Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923 or One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930
by kind permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Use the control at the top left of the map to zoom in or out and drag the map left, right, up, or down as you wish.

Other Sources

Scottish Borders Archives, The Hub Hawick

Hawick Archaeological Society

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club

The Southern Annual


Caddonfoot War Memorial ( - Last time we accessed this site, it had malware - use this at your own risk) showing the names of those who died in the Two World Wars.
Vision of Britain shows a detailed map of the parish and contains other information.
RCHAMS website Scotland's Places contains details of


The population has been recorded as follows: 1867 - 693.

Selkirkshire map