The Beshara School, Chisholme House, Roberton, Hawick TD9 7PH Scotland, UK
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Chisholme is off the main A7 which links Carlisle to Edinburgh, close to the town of Hawick (OS map ref: Sheet 79, 418121).Until the end of June/July 2013 there are repairs to the bridge just outside Hawick, which block the usual access to Chisholme via the village of Roberton, on the B711. Until further notice, this is what you need to do:
Continue along the A7 going South, past the turn-off to Roberton, and take the VERY NEXT TURNING ON YOUR RIGHT, singposted 'CHAPELHILL'. This is a small turn-off to a single-track road, less than a mile further along the A7. You are now on the 'scenic' route to Chisholme and it has no turn-offs, so you can't get lost!
It is a beautiful little road and shorter than the usual way (less than 15 minutes drive) - the only drawback are two gates, which you will have to open, and then close again behind you. The road will take you past two farms, and after several twists and turns (drive slowly, there are often baby lambs on the road) you will get to the first gate, right by a lake. The second gate is half a mile further - also near a small lake. You are now very close to Chisholme. After the second gate the road rises slightly, then turns down into the Roberton valley. You will see a a stand of pinetrees on your right; the entrance to Chisholme is right there, going into the these woods. There is a blue sign by the entrance to the driveway.
Nearest Airports are Edinburgh and Newcastle; Glasgow is also possible, although further away. From Edinburgh airport take the Airlink shuttle bus (every 10 minutes) to the City Centre to Waverley Station; then as below for the X95 bus from Edinburgh to Hawick. The closest bus stop from Edinburgh Airport is on North Bridge Street.
Pick-up from all three Airports can be arranged on request.
By Train and Bus
The Megabus between Edinburgh and London, which stops in Hawick, will stop running along this route on May 19, 2013. After that date use the following bus service from Carlise or Edinburgh.
Bus services 95 and X95 to Hawick from Edinburgh and Carlisle. Bus timetables for services 95 and X95 can be found on the First Bus website.
In Edinburgh First Borders X95 and 95 now start from Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrews Square, near Waverley railway station. You can also board the bus at North Bridge. In Hawick get off at Morrisons Supermarket, Mart St. A taxi from Hawick is about £14 or phone us to see if we can collect you.
For rail timetables visit the Trainline or Virgin Trains sites where you can also book online. (Fares are much cheaper if booked in advance). To book trains by phone, contact The TrainLine on 08457 222333.
If you need further help with your travel plans, please contact the secretary, or telephone +44 (0)1450 880 215