Borders Samaritans

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

21 West Port
Selkirk Scottish Borders TD7 4DG

Where we work


How we can help


Hello, welcome to the Borders Branch of Samaritans

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We’ve been based in Selkirk in the heart of the Scottish Borders for over 40 years. Although one of the UK’s smaller branches, our dedicated team of 34 volunteers provide emotional support to people in times of need.

In the past 6 months, our volunteers have answered 2486 telephone calls and spent 663 hours on the phone to callers.

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, our normal outreach events in our communities have been curtailed but we hope to re-commence these as soon as permitted.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer?

If you’re looking to make a difference in people’s lives and would like to find out more about how you can help, please contact us. We run volunteer information sessions throughout the year and offer a variety of roles in branch. We are a friendly team and you’d be assured of a warm welcome!


We are always interested to hear from people who can help with fundraising events and new ideas. Perhaps you would like to join us as a fundraising volunteer?

Our privacy statement

At Samaritans, privacy is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that we hold. Read our privacy statement here.

Borders Samaritans is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372)