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Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016

Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016

The annual Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016 was held on 9th March at Springfield Park in Kelso. The event attracted a large number of visitors, visitor attractions and small independent businesses from all over the Borders, Lothians and Northumberland. As well as a fantastic event for promoting an amazing array of businesses, crafts […]


Nancy & Joan’s Ancestral Journey

Johnstons of Elgin & Hermitage Castle

Nancy and Joan from the USA were visiting Scotland with Christine Woodcock’s Genealogy Tours of Scotland to research their Scottish ancestral heritage. The ladies contacted Borders Journeys to organise an ancestral and sightseeing tour so they could visit the areas associated with their ancestors in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Travelling from Edinburgh our […]


Interview with Jackie Hill of Johnstons of Elgin in Hawick

Johnstons of Elgin Socks

By Ceris Aston of Borders Journeys Here at Borders Journeys we’re keen to uncover some of the Borders’ hidden gems from historic houses to local produce to mountain biking along with everything in between. Many of the people we have spoken to around the Borders have cited Johnstons of Elgin as one such hidden gem. […]


Nancy returns to her ancestral roots in the Borders

Borders Family History Society Hawick Heritage Hub Johnstons of Elgin

Nancy Huntley from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised a three day ancestral tour for Nancy to visit places associated with her ancestors along with heritage attractions. Collecting Nancy in Edinburgh she first visited Rosslyn Chapel where she marvelled in its historical splendour […]


Lyn & Peter Huk’s Ancestral Tour

Lyn & Peter's Huk's Ancestral Tour - Jedburgh Alnwick Castle Flodden Field

Lyn & Peter Huk from Australia are on a week long ancestral tour to Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Their tour was planned as Lyn wished to learn more about her Scottish ancestors along with the people, places and traditions connected with them. In advance of their visit, Ian had already researched Lyn’s Anderson, Geddes, Scott and Tweedie […]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

We have collected our 2014 leaflet in time to launch it at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia in London this week. If you would like copies of the leaflet, please contact us and we’ll arrange to deliver them to you. Contact details: Tel: (+44) 0131 450 7151 or (+44) 07794 021819 […]


Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s Tour

Faith, Rhoda, Mary & Amy's Tour

Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s spent eight days with us exploring Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh, Northumberland and Scottish Borders. Highlights included visits to Abbotsford, Alnwick Castle, Berwickshire Coast, Floors Castle, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Traquair House. More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook: Day Two – Ancestral tour to Hawick […]


Hawick, Denholm and Monteath Mausoleum

Ian at Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law, Ancrum

Photographs from our Hawick, Denholm and Monteath Mausoleum private tour on 4th June 2013 with Barbara. Johnstons of Elgin Visitor Centre, Hawick 1514 Memorial in Hawick – known locally as ‘Ken the horse’ Leyden Monument, Denholm Fatlips Castle, Minto Eildon Hills from Gersit Law, Ancrum Waterloo Monument & Cheviot Hills from Gersit Law, Ancrum Monteath Mausoleum […]


Borders Journeys exhibits at VisitScotland Expo 2013

Travel GBI Article - April 2013

Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership at VisitScotland Expo 2013 L-R Phil McCreadie (Business Gateway), Kara ter Morsche (Gunsgeen House) & Ian Walker (Borders Journeys) Backround L-R Louise Rattray (Roxburghe Estate) & Susan Reid (Roxburghe House & Golf Course) Missing Bill Drew (Tweed Guide) Last week Borders Journeys exhibited for the first time at VisitScotland Expo in […]


Press Release – March 2013

Daffodils at Melrose

Guided tours with Borders Journeys Borders Journeys specialises in providing exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland. Our range of luxury tours are a wonderful way to experience the beauty, history and culture of these unspoilt regions. Since our launch in 2012 we have developed a […]


Mr & Mrs O’Brien Visit The Scottish Borders – 21st August 2012

It was an early start for us as we were to be at South Queensferry for 8.30am to collect Ron & Tina from their cruise ship, Caribbean Princess. Ron and Tina decided that during their crusie they wanted to spend a day visiting the Scottish Borders as Ron’s grandfather had been born and raised in Walkerburn before […]


Barbara falls in love with the Scottish Borders

Canadian visitor Barbara Blackport enjoyed her tour of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Paxton House with us last week so much that she asked us to design several private tours of the Scottish Borders for her this week. Barbara is on a two month holiday in Scotland to spend time with her son plus […]


Tweed Valley & Traquair House Tour – 6th June 2012

Mr & Mrs Fry and their son Peter were spending a week’s holiday in Melrose and decided to join us on our Tweed Valley and Traquair House Tour. We started off our tour at Carelee Mills where Janet gave us a very interesting tour of the mill and described the process of making cashmere products. Morning coffee was at […]


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