Lockerbie

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Wedding of William E Walker & Gertrude Simonds in 1914

There’s always someone in your family tree that intrigues you. Mine has been my three times great uncle, Edward Walker. Edward was born on 7th May 1832, the fourth son and fifth child of eleven children born to William Walker of Broomhills Farm in Applegarth Parish, Dumfriesshire and his wife Euphemia McNaught. Apart from his birth being recorded [...]


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 [...]


Cindy & Lëmisø’s Grand Tour of the South of Scotland

Cindy & Lëmisø's Grand Tour - Day Six

Recently Cindy and her son Lëmisø from Washington State in the USA joined us on a six day private sightseeing tour of the South of Scotland. Cindy and Lëmisø have visited Scotland several times and were keen to explore Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We designed a tour where they would discover the beauty, history and culture of the ‘south’. Day [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]


Lockerbie & Lochmaben Ladies visit to Dumfries House – 10th October 2012

Lockerbie & Lochmaben Ladies

On a brilliant sunny morning when we collected eight ladies from Lockerbie and Lochmaben for a trip to Dumfries House. We travelled through beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside before stopping in Thornhill. We had morning coffee along with delicious homemade scones at Thomas Tosh. Afterwards the ladies enjoyed shopping in Thornhill’s many independent shops. Arriving at Dumfries House [...]


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