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Remote research

The Heritage Hub will open on Thursday 20 May and will be open every Thursday and Friday from 09:30-16:30.

Booking is essential, to make a reservation please email: localhistory@liveborders1.org.uk or call 01450 360699 during opening hours.

For a more detailed response to enquiries we offer a remote research service for any topic relating to the heritage of the Scottish Borders. For £30.00 per hour including VAT you’ll receive: a report on sources consulted and results found (both positive and negative; please note the fee is for time taken and does not guarantee that everything asked for will be found), photocopies and printouts to illustrate key events (at extra cost) and suggestions for further research.

To request a search, first fill in a standard request form. We’ll ask you to provide a description of the information you’re looking for, any existing knowledge you have and what sources you’ve consulted. To ensure the most efficient use of research time, it’s essential that you are as specific as possible – particularly regarding names, dates and places. Your standard request form must then be printed, signed personally and returned with your payment. Advance payment in sterling is required in full for all requests; we also offer remote research gift vouchers.