Ettrick & Lauderdale was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of four district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of the region of Scottish Borders, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Ettrick & Lauderdale took over the whole of the area of the traditional county of Selkirkshire. It also took over Melrose and the surrounding area from Roxburghshire; Lauder and the surrounding area from Berwickshire; and Stow and the surrounding area from Midlothian. The main settlements in Ettrick & Lauderdale were Selkirk, Galashiels, Melrose, Stow and Lauder.
Ettrick & Lauderdale was bordered on the north by the districts of Midlothian and East Lothian, both in Lothian Region; on the east by Berwickshire, a district of Scottish Borders; on the south by Roxburghshire in Scottish Borders; on the south-west by Annandale & Eskdale in Dumfries & Galloway; and on the west by Tweeddale in Scottish Borders.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in the 1996 reorganisation, the area of the district of Ettrick & Lauderdale became part of the unitary council area of Scottish Borders. For administrative purposes, Scottish Borders is divided by the council into five area committee areas, which are partly based on the district council areas that preceded them. The area covered by Ettrick & Lauderdale District Council retained its boundaries but was renamed, becoming the Eildon area committee area.