Chesters/Southdean is the first village to greet you as you enter Scotland by the A68 over the Carter Bar borderline, when you take the first left-hand turn off to Hawick. Its well worth a detour to meander along our rural roads, after all life's about the journey not the destination.
This wee village has a lovely active community.
Southdean Village Hall is owned and run by the local community, for more info click here. It has recently been modernised, featuring a level-access shower, disabled access toilet, an open fire which is incredibly cosy when lit, and a stage area.
The hall hosts regular events including:
Flicks in the Sticks - a regular cinema night on certain Fridays of the month. Complete your movie night with some fish and chips from the mobile chip van, what more could you ask for? We have been known to nip along the road on cinema night for a takeaway chippy even if we cant make the film!
Southdean SWI who meet on the first Tuesday of the monthl at 7.30pm.
The Remains of Souden Kirk dating from the 11th Century lie in the Parish, where the leaders of a 30,000 strong Scottish army gathered prior to their victory at the Battle of Otterburn in 1338.
Chesters is the closest village in Rulewater to the Scottish Border, about a ten minute drive to the Carter Bar, where you will see breathtaking views of the Scottish Borders and beyond.
If you take the left hand turn at the crossroads, then you will drive through some spectacular scenery, descending leisurely into the village of Bonchester Bridge, the next village on the road into Rulewater.