|OS grid reference NT4722|
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Local time Sunday 2:29 PM
Lieutenancy area Scottish Borders
Council area Scottish Borders
|Weather 8°C, Wind S at 47 km/h, 88% Humidity|
Scottish parliament Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
UK parliament constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Ashkirk hare hound 2012
Ashkirk is a small village on the Ale Water, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is located on the A7 road, approximately 6 miles each way between Selkirk to the north and Hawick to the south.
Map of Ashkirk, Selkirk, UK
Other places nearby include the Alemoor Loch, Appletreehall, Belses, Essenside Loch, the Ettrick Water, Ettrickbridge, Philiphaugh, Salenside and Woll.
Doug Davies, Scottish rugby player, was born in Ashkirk.
Alasdair Allan, MSP for the Western Isles, grew up in Ashkirk.
Formerly, two thirds of the parish of Ashkirk lay in Roxburghshire and one third in Selkirkshire, including an enclave of Selkirkshire just east of the village around Synton. In 1891 a Boundary Commission moved the whole parish into Selkirkshire and added to Ashkirk a detached portion of the parish of Selkirk just west of the village, which was already in Selkirkshire (Todrig).