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Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Tour with Borders Journeys

Stirling Castle

We welcomed swimmers and officials from the Bahama’s Commonwealth Games Swimming Team on a private tour to Stirling Castle, Glengoyne Ditillery and Loch Lomond. After collecting the team at the Athletes Village we travelled to Stirling Castle where everyone enjoyed their tour around the castle and the historic town. Travelling through the Loch Lomond and [...]


Dunfermline and Culross

Dunfermline Abbey

The Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Trinity and St Margaret was founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland. The monastery was originally founded during the reign of King Malcolm III of Scotland and his wife Margaret of Wessex (St. Margaret). Seven Scottish kings along with six of their queens are buried in the [...]


Some of our recent tours of Scotland & Northumberland

Kristof and Annelies at Balquhidder

Dan & Sarah’s Honeymoon Trip to the Borders Dan & Sarah from California are visiting Scotland for the first time on honeymoon. Sarah organised the private tour for Dan to visit the region associated with his family name, Scott. Although Dan’s family have been researching the Scott family name, they have been unable to make [...]


Ancestral Services Leaflet

Ancestral Flyer

Revealed! Our new Ancestral Services leaflet. Tomorrow Ian and Ceris will be attending the Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. We’ll be exhibiting on Stand 56 – if you’re there, come along and say hello to us. Borders Journeys‘ researcher Ian not only gives research advice but will [...]


Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available to view on this link. If you would like to receive future Newsletters by email, please send your contact details to info@bordersjourneys.co.uk


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.


VisitScotland Adverts for 2014 – Brilliant Moments

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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 [...]


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 [...]


Guided tour of Scotland

St. Andrews

We provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland  for a tour of Scotland for twenty visitors from Canada. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). Tours of Scotland are available for private or small groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway [...]


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 [...]


Heather York’s Ancestral Journey to Crawfordjohn

Heather York's Ancestral Journey

Heather and Maurice York from Australia were joined by her distant cousin Elma on an ancestral tour to South Lanarkshire. At Crawfordjohn Heather was delighted to ‘meet’ her great great grandparents – parents of her great grandfather, Andrew Williamson, who emigrated to New Zealand in the 1860s. Heather’s ancestry can be traced back to her [...]


Hadrian’s Wall, Lanercost Priory and Rosslyn Chapel

Melrose Abbey

Nancy, Steve and Penny from Oregon’s visit to Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald, Lanercost Priory, Melrose and Rosslyn Chapel.  Nancy, Steve & Penny by Hardian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort Lanercost Priory Melrose Abbey and Mercat Cross Steve, Nancy & Penny at Rosslyn Chapel Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh [...]


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 [...]


Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh with Carl, Dave, Leslie and Suzanne from Salt Lake City. We visited the New Town, Old Town and Calton Hill. L to R – Suzanne, Dave, Leslie and Carl in front of the National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill Carl, Leslie, Suzanne and Dave on Calton Hill L to R – Dave, [...]


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