About Us

Carter Bar, Glamis Castle & Skye


Fàilte gu Alba! Ian and Borders Journeys welcome you to Scotland! There is no better year to visit and explore our beautiful country than in the year that we celebrate The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, a year-long celebration of Scotland’s people, our traditions, our distinct culture, our landscapes, attractions and icons.

Our Tours

Eilean Donan CastleAre you looking for a tour company with exceptional local knowledge and your interests at heart? Look no further.

Edinburgh based Borders Journeys provides friendly private guided sightseeing, ancestral and Outlander tours of Scotland.

I recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Scotland. My emphasis is upon making your stay welcoming and an experience you’ll enjoy and will always remember.

Your tour with me is a wonderful way to discover the beauty, history and culture of Scotland. I will take you off the beaten track to visit historic towns, you will walk in the grounds and ornate rooms of fairy-tale castles or simply marvel at the magnificence of Scotland’s lochs, mountains and coastlines. In such out of the way places you will find beautiful local crafts, including traditional woollen and cashmere products, before resting your feet and enjoying home baking and hospitality at village tea rooms.

I know that you want to spend your time sightseeing rather than just travelling, so we stop regularly for refreshments and photographs.

City and Walking Tours

Calton Hill and Edinburgh CastleAre you looking for a guided tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow?

I offer half-day and full-day walking or minibus tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Each tour is a wonderful way to explore these cities while learning about their tumultuous histories and vibrant culture. With their historic buildings, grand monuments, beautiful parks, hidden pathways and incredible stories of former inhabitants whose names are etched in their pasts, you will remember these cities long after you’ve returned home.

Ancestral Tours

P1060274Do you want to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?

I will design a tailor-made ancestral tour especially for you, taking you on a journey of discovery where you will connect with your Scottish ancestors by walking in their footsteps. Your ancestors will be brought to life when you learn about the people, places and traditions connected with them. By the end of the tour you will have gained a real insight into your ancestral heritage and where you came from, which you can share with present and future generations.

Borders Journeys is registered with VisitScotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), an international organisation with a strict code of conduct.

Outlander Tours


Have you ever dreamed of standing on the steps of Lallybroch or visiting the stones at Craigh na Dun?

I will create a tailor-made Outlander tour for you where you will walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire and follow their adventures. You will discover the places that inspired Diana Gabaldon’s writings along with visiting Outlander film locations. Your tour will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty, history and culture of Scotland – some of which will be very familiar to Jamie and Claire.

Contact me for true Scottish experience and a journey to remember.

Contact details:

Tel: (+44) 07794 021819

Email: Ian@bordersjourneys.co.uk

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