Kaz and Jo’s Ancestral Tour

Kaz from Musselburgh along with her cousisn Jo and Billy from Australia had an ancestral tour of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. The tour started by visiting Saunders Street where their grandmother had lived and where their mothers grew-up; sadly the family home was demolished in the 1960s as part of the regeneration of Stockbridge. Following a tour of the ‘New Town’ and ‘Old Town’ they visited Rosslyn Chapel.

Next stop was Broomlee Camp at West Linton where their mothers and uncle were evacuated to during World War Two. The staff at Broomlee were exceptionally kind as they gave Kaz and Jo a tour of the camp; they were able to see where their mothers and uncle lived for six years, separated from their mother apart from occasional visits.

The day ended with a lovely meal at Whitmuir Farm.

Kaz and Jo's Ancestral Tour

Kaz, Jo and Billy during their visits to Stockbridge, Rosslyn Chapel and Broomlee Camp

Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery).

A tailor-made ancestral tour with Borders Journeys takes our visitors on a journey of discovery where they walk in the footsteps of their ancestors and discover the people, places and traditions connected with them. Our ancestral services also includes researching Scottish Ancestry.

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