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 [...]
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 [...]
Welcome to our 2013 Guided Tours Leaflet. All daily tours depart from Stance F (ZF) on Waterloo Place in Edinburgh or at an agreed pick-up point en-route. We organise private and group guided tours from Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway with departure points from a place of your choice. Each private guided tour [...]
Natural Views Get Around You can find more information about Year of Natural Scotland 2013 here.
Our afternoon tour began by collecting Donna, Karen, Liz, Nehal and Rocco at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. All five are on their first visit from America to Scotland while on business at ProStrakan in Galashiels. Leaving the hotel we travelled to Melrose where our visitors were given a tour of the town and abbey. Knitwear was [...]
It was an early Sunday morning departure from Melrose as the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne closed to traffic at 9.35am. Due to the early closure of the causeway, the island was surprisingly quiet. We visited Lindisfarne Priory, St. Mary’s Parish Church, Lindisfarne Centre and Gospels Garden during the morning then stopped for a lovely lunch [...]
Leaving Melrose we headed for Selkirk then along the Yarrow Valley to Bowhill. The ancestral home of the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Bowhill overlooks the lovely Ettrick Valley. In 1812 the 4th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry commissioned William Atkinson to build the current house. Following the death of the Duke in [...]
This was Borders Journeys’ first tour to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Joining our tour were Barbara from Canada and two locals, John & Philip. Leaving a wet and miserable Melrose, we travelled via Kelso, Coldstream, Ford & Etal and Flodden Field. We arrived to a dry Holy Island of Lindisfarne. After some refreshments we walked up [...]
We are delighted to unveal our summer 2012 advert. Eric Witham Design & Marketing in Glasgow have created yet another fantastic advert for us. Watch out for the advert in a publication near you!
Today we were delighted to welcome Odny and Trude on our Glenkinchie Distillery and Borders Trail. Odny and Trude were staying with Trondt and Willy at the County Hotel in Selkirk. After a tour of Melrose and the abbey we headed to Glenkinchie Distillery at Pencaitland. Our guide Charlie gave us an excellent tour of the [...]
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 [...]
Today was our first tour to Kelso and Floors Castle. The sun didn’t shine but it didn’t rain either! Mr & Mrs Garrett from Fife were the first passengers on this tour; they had been given the tour as a present from their daughter. Mr & Mrs Garrett had never been to Kelso or Floors [...]
Mellerstain House is the ancestral home of the Earl of Haddington. Mellerstain House was built between 1725 and 1778. George Baillie of Jerviswood & his wife Lady Grisell Baillie Nee Hume commissioned William Adam to design a new house; however building was halted after the east and west wings were complted. George Hamilton (son of [...]
After weeks of planning Borders Journeys’ Guided Tours Leaflet for 2012/2013 arrived from the printers today. Ian will personally deliver copies of the leaflet to VisitScotland Visitor Centres, Visitor Attractions, Hotels, Guest House and Bed & Breakfasts over the next few weeks. Further tours will be announced shortly on this website and in Borderevents magazine [...]
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze Excerpt to Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Caerlee Mill at Innerleithen has been producing textile since 1788 and is Scotland’s oldest continually operating textile mill. Today Caerlee is world famous for the manufacture of cashmere knitwear. Borders Journeys is delighted to include a visit to Caerlee Mills as part of our tours of the Scottish Borders. A visit to Caerlee includes a guided [...]
Scotland is a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities and the Year of Creative Scotland provides the perfect showcase for this creative diversity. An exciting and imaginative programme of special events will take place throughout the year covering everything from music to drama and from dance to art designed to appeal to both visitors [...]
The viewpoint from Bemersyde Hill towards the Eildons is located between Earlston & St. Boswells in the Scottish Borders. The view was made famous by Sir Walter Scott as it was reputed to be his favourite view of Borders countryside. Sir Walter Scott stopped at this viewpoint so often on his way to his home [...]
Borders Journeys flyers will soon be coming to a place near you. If you would like a supply of the flyers, please contact Ian on 07794 021819 or at Ian@bordersjourneys.co.uk. Borders Journeys can now be found at www.twitter.com/bordersjourneys and on Facebook.
The Yarrrow Valley situated in the Scottish Borders has two stunning and spectacular fresh water lochs; St Mary’s and the Loch of the Lowes. St Mary’s Loch takes it’s name from the church dedicated to St Mary which stood on the northern shore, today only the graveyard exists. Once a year during July a service [...]
Drumlanrig Castle is situated in the Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire. The Castle is constructed from local pink sandstone and is a fine example of 17th Century late Renaissance architecture. The Castle is home to Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry and houses part of the famous Buccleuch art collection. Other family properties include Bowhill [...]
Floors Castle is situated on the outskirts of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. The Castle lies on the River Tweed and overlooks the Cheviot Hills. The Castle was built in the early 18th Century by William Adam and is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.