Dumfriesshire

Press Release – 10th March 2014

Local ancestry companies draw crowds at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London. 10th March 2014 Edinburgh – Three Borders ancestral and historical research companies recently travelled to Olympia, London to exhibit at Who Do You Think You Are? Live (WDYTYA? Live). Over the last weekend of February, Borders Journeys, Borders Ancestry and Berwick Time [...]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Who Do You Think You Are Live 3

Left to Right – Jim, Susie, Jen & Ian / Our Stand / Susie, Jen & Ian Last week Borders Journeys, Borders Ancestry and Berwick Time Lines headed south for the season’s biggest event in the ancestral history calendar: Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Olympia, London. The world’s biggest family history show [...]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

2014 Leaflet 2

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 [...]


The Borderers head for Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are

Ian from Borders Journeys along with Susie Douglas from Borders Ancestry and Jim Herbert from Berwick Time Lines will be exhibiting at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia from 20th – 22nd February 2014. Come and meet us at Stand 424.


Rocco and Kris’ visit to the Scottish Borders

Rocco & Kris' visit to William Wallace Monument

Rocco visited the Borders last year along with his colleagues; during their visit Borders Journeys provided them with a tour of the area. Rocco enjoyed his visit to the Borders so much that he decided to return and this time brought his wife Kris. Borders Journeys organised a private tour for Rocco and Kris which [...]


Glamis Castle and J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan Statue, Barrie Fountain and J.M. Barrie's Headstone

Glamis Castle is the ancestral home of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Nearby is Kirriemuir, the birthplace of J.M. Barrie who created Peter Pan. Barrie’s birthplace at 4 Brechin Road is now a museum maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. Glamis Castle and [...]


Cove, Etal, Flodden and the Scottish Borders

Twizel Bridge, Flodden & Greyfriras Kirk

Martin, Jean, Marilyn and Fiona joined us on a tour to Cove, Etal, Flodden and the Scottish Borders. From Edinburgh we travelled through East Lothian to the picturesque fishing village of Cove. Cove was a popular subject for ‘The Glasgow Boys’ who based themselves in the area during the 19th century. We next visited the [...]


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 [...]


Faith, Mary & Rhoda visit their ancestral roots in the Scottish Borders

Faith, Rhoda and Mary's visit to Kirkton Kirk

For several months we have been assisting Faith, Mary & Rhoda from Nebraska to trace their ancestral roots in the Scottish Borders. During the ladies’ first visit to Scotland we took the three ladies on an ancestral tour to the places associated with their ancestors at Kirkton and Hawick. Although we know from the Old [...]


Belgian Journalists visit the Scottish Borders

Traquair House and Abbotsford

We provided a guided sightseeing tour for six Belgian Journalists. The visit was arranged by VisitScotland to promote the beauty, history and culture of the Scottish Borders to the Belgian tourist market.  Traquair House and Abbotsford  Abbotsford  Melrose Abbey and Scott’s View  Rosslyn Chapel and Muckle Moothed Meg & Will Scott Our daily tours departs [...]


Murray Family’s Ancestral Tour of the Scottish Borders

Murray Family's Ancestral Tour of the Borders

The Murray family from Maine and New York State visited the Borders to research their family history. Borders Journeys organised an ancestral tour to Stobo, Drumelzier, Glenholm, Broughton and Penicuik Kirkyards. It was a very successful day for the family as we located the final resting places of many of their ancestors. The families being researched [...]


Kaz and Jo’s Ancestral Tour

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 [...]


Rosslyn Chapel, Abbotsford and Glenkinchie Distillery

Abbotsford

Today’s tour took us to Rosslyn Chapel, Thornielee Forest, Selkirk, Abbotsford, Melrose, Scott’s View and Glenkinchie Distillery.  Rosslyn Chapel with St. Anna  Muckle Moothed Meg & Will Scott at Thornielee Forest and Sir Walter Scott Courtroom, Selkirk  Abbotsford from the Walled Garden  Abbotsford from the Morris Garden and Walled Garden  Scott’s View Our Rosslyn Chapel [...]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle

Marcia, Phil & Toni from America, Gary & Mary from Canada and Carlota from Spain joined us on a tour to the Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle. During our tour we visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Jedburgh, Carter Bar, Alnwick Castle and Cove. Scott’s View, Scottish Borders Left to right – Jedburgh Abbey, Carter Bar [...]


Loch Lomond and Aberfoyle

Queen Elizabeth II Forest Park

International students from Wallace College of English visit to Loch Lomond & Aberfoyle. Wallace College Students at Loch Lomond Loch Lomond with Ben Lomond shrouded in mist Left and right – Forest Art at Queen Elizabeth II Forest Park Centre – Salute by Malcolm Robertson – Commemoration of the Womens Timber Corps 1942-1946 View and [...]


Guided tour of Edinburgh

Guided tour of Edinburgh

Seven visitors from Australia and New Zealand touring Scotland with Abbeytours had a full-day guided tour of Edinburgh. The group had previously had a Guided tour of Glasgow. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). This full-day or half-day tour of Edinburgh is available [...]


Ancestral tour of the Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley

Ancestral tour of Ayrshire and Paisley

Today we took Mr & Mrs Acker and Mrs & Mrs Dunn from Alabama for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley. The theme of the tour was a visit to places associated with Bill Acker’s ancestry. Top row – Dumfries House & Dundonald Castle Middle row – Mr & Mrs [...]


Dumfries House and Wanlockhead

Beam Engie and Miners' Corttage

Visit to Dumfries House and Wanlockhead by Deborah, Geoffrey, Graham and Sandra from Australia. Dumfries House was designed and built in the Palladian style by John and Robert Adam and furnished by furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale. Until 2007 the house and estate was the private property of the Marquis’ of Bute. In November 2007 [...]


Sir Walter Scott’s Borders and Abbotsford

Scottish Borders

Four Italian students visit to the Scottish Borders. Sandra, a student of Scott’s literature, wanted to visit the countryside that inspired Scott to write. Visiting various landmarks in the Scottish Borders Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Abbotsford from the Morris Garden and ‘Morris’ Statues and plaques at Abbotsford Left to right – Wall plaque at [...]


Guided tour of Glasgow

Kelvingrove Collection

Seven visitors from Australia and New Zealand touring Scotland with Abbeytours had a full-day guided tour of Glasgow. The group also had a Guided tour of Edinburgh. Doulton Fountain at Glasgow Green Burrell Collection at Pollok Park Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Kelvingrove Collection University of Glasgow, Christ of St. John of the Cross by Salvador [...]


Letter of appreciation

Letter of appreciation

Borders Journeys received this lovely letter of appreciation from John, Carol & Edith Elliot following their ancestral tour to Lockerbie. It’s wonderful to know how much our visitors enjoyed their time with us learning about the people, places and traditions connected to their ancestral heritage. Further details about this tour can be found in our article [...]


Annandale Herald and Moffat News

Edith, John and Carol Elliot Meet Their Ancestors

Edith, John and Carol Elliot’s ancestral tour to Lockerbie has been reported in the Annandale Herald and Moffat News on Thursday 4th July 2013. Thank you Abbey Morton for your interest in this story. Further details about this tour can be found in our article Edith, John and Carol Meet Their Ancestors. A tailor-made ancestral tour with [...]


Edith, John and Carol Meet Their Ancestors

Edith, John & Carol visit their ancestors in Applegarth Churchyard near Lockerbie

Edith, John and Carol Elliot from Australia contacted Borders Journeys to assist them research their ancestral roots in the Lockerbie area. From our local knowledge we identified the people, places, businesses and burial sites associated with their ancestors. Following our research we went on to design a personal ancestral tour for the family. We collected Edith, [...]


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 [...]


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