The broch/roundhouse at Edin’s Hall is just one element in this extraordinarily complex site. It sits in one corner of a prehistoric hill-fort, measuring 134m by 73m.
Edins Hall Broch
Abbey St Bathans Woodlands Site is one of the most important woodland sites in the Borders district for its lichen flora and supports several locally rare and declining species.
Ancient Woodland
A patchwork blanket of browns, purples and greens, the Lammermuir hills offer adventure in a remote landscape of low tops carved up by deep burn gullies.
The Beautiful Lammermuirs
As part of the historic tradition of the local area, Reivers Week is a high point in the local calendar.
The Flodden Address

Welcome to the Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl and Preston Community Council website

We aim to inform, promote and celebrate our three communities. We invite you to explore our site, by following the links at the top of the page you can read about:

  • Abbey St Bathans, Bonkyl and Preston Community Council – what we do and how you can get involved.
  • Each of our three communities – brief histories and places of note.
  • Events taking place in our area Local community projects – the types of projects the community council supports and other sources of funding.
  • Minutes of our meetings Links to local organisations, businesses and events in our area.
  • How to contact the community council

Our coat of arms

We are very proud of our coat of arms which appears at the top of each page of this website. Valerie Marchand, then aged 11years, designed it, winning a competition we ran with the local primary school. It represents all three of our communities, the fish is the Whiteadder link, the hall shows the communities, and the kirk indicates the original Priory at Abbey St Bathans & the various historical church links, plus the present church links.

Upcoming events

Below is a list of exciting upcoming events we have instore.

Next Committee meeting: Thursday August 27th 2015

The general public are more than welcome to attend our committee meetings...