Since the 18th century several historical figures have impacted on the social life and traditions of the people of Innerleithen. Native born folk, too, have made significant contributions to the industry, townscape and heritage of the town. Names we could mention include Sir Walter Scott, James Hogg, Robert Mathison, William Pearce, Alexander Brodie, John A. Anderson and George Hope Tait. Brief biographies are listed, reflecting on their life and achievements

John A. Anderson

Alexander Brodie

James Hogg

Robert Mathieson

William Pearce

Sir Walter Scott

George Hope Tait