The parishes of Stobo and Drumelzier were united in 1951 and include some of the most beautiful stretches of the Tweed Valley. Stobo Castle Health Spa and Dawyck Botanic Garden are both within the Parish and are the major employers here.
As parts of the present Stobo Kirk date from the 12th century, it is one of the oldest churches in Scotland still in regular use. It is thought that an earlier building on the site may have been started by St Kentigern in the 6th century. Over £100,000 has been spent in the last 15 years on maintenance and improvements.