Midlothian

World War One Centenary Commemorations – 2015 (Updated May 2015)

Quintinhill Rail Disaster Memorial in Edinburgh

Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has revealed the schedule of World War One centenary commemorations to be held in Scotland this year: 22nd & 23rd May – Events in Gretna and Leith on to mark the Quintinshill rail disaster which claimed the lives of 216 soldiers. 4th & 6th June – Stirling will host a national […]


Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015

Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015

Calling all connoisseurs of food and drink! Did you know that 2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink? If you are thinking about planning a trip to Scotland then 2015 is your year to visit. Packed with brilliant moments, The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 will serve up a year-long mix of events and […]


Roger & Jolene tour Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, Bear Gates at Traquair House & Melrose Abbey

Roger & Jolene were on their first visit to Scotland from Louisiana in the USA. Having read about Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders, Roger & Jolene contacted Borders Journeys to organise a private guided sightseeing tour for them. Leaving Edinburgh we travelled firstly to Rosslyn Chapel. The magnificent chapel looked particularly stunning with a […]


Kuchel Family’s Tour

Rosslyn Chapel

We welcomed the Kuchel family from Australia on our first tour of 2015. It proved to be the proverbial four seasons in one day as we encountered glorious sunshine, rain, sleet and hail. Collecting the family in Edinburgh, we travelled to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described […]


Filming & Interview at Stobo Kirk

Stobo Kirk - Headstones, Stained Glass & Jougs

Ian from Borders Journeys was recently interviewed and filmed at Stobo Kirk by Thomas Hogben from DP Digital Media. The interview about ancestral tourism in Scotland was commissioned by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Tourism Intelligence Scotland. Ian chose Stobo Kirk as a venue as Borders Journeys has taken several homecomers there to research their Scottish […]


Borders Railway Blueprint Launch at Abbotsford

Ian with Alex Salmond

On 17th November 2014 Ian from Borders Journeys attended the launch of Borders Railway Maximising the Impact: A Blueprint for the Future by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond at Abbotsford. The Blueprint sets out an ambition to realise the full economic benefits of the new Borders Railway, transform tourism opportunities and open up communities in […]


Scotland Magazine ‘Only Connect’ article

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The November – December 2014 edition of Scotland Magazine includes an article ‘Only Connect’ about researching Scottish ancestry. Borders Journeys gets a mention in the article: “Specifically tailored private and small group sightseeing and ancestral tours throughout Scotland are provided by Ian Walker of Borders Journeys (www.bordersjourneys.co.uk), specialising in Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish […]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live – Glasgow 2014

Borders Journeys Backdrop

Who Do You Think You Are? Live will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on the 29th & 30th August 2014. Once again Borders Journeys  has teamed-up with Borders Ancestry to exhibit at this event. If you’re planning to attend Who Do You Think You Are? Live, please come along to stand D35 and […]


Laurie visits her ancestral roots in the Borders and Midlothian

Melrose Scott's View

Laurie Thomas from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised an ancestral and sightseeing tour of the Borders and Midlothian where Laurie could walk in the footsteps of her ancestors. After collecting Laurie in Edinburgh we headed to the Borders. Our first stop was […]


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