Northumberland

Laurel’s Ancestral Tour of Scotland & Northumberland

Scone Palace & Ogle Castle

Laurel & Jim from the USA recently spent two days with Borders Journeys discovering Laurel’s Scottish & Northumbrian ancestral roots. Laurel first made contact with me nearly a year ago requesting assistance researching her Gilfillan / Gilphillan ancestors from Airth in Stirlingshire. Through information Laurel sent to me, I established her family line back to [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Greg & Alicia’s tour to Bamburgh and Flodden

Greg & Alicia at Bamburgh Castle

Grace & Alicia arrive at Newhaven then visit Bamburgh Castle Greg & Alicia arrived at Newhaven Quay in torrential rain from their cruise ship, Cunards Queen Victoria – the haar was so thick that the ship couldn’t be seen from the quayside. We were fully expecting the tour to Bamburgh Castle and Flodden Field to [...]


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

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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

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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.


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 [...]


Remembering the Battle of Flodden – 2013

100 Weeks of Scotland: Flodden Scotsman article published on Monday 16th September 2013 It is cold, it is raining, even my dog looks miserable as I find myself standing in a deserted and muddy Northumberland field. On this day, half a millennia ago, this field was not deserted. It was littered with the mutilated bodies of many thousands of [...]


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 [...]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick

King Malcolm III of Scotland's Cross

Alex, Hayley, Payton and Shelby from Oklahoma Christian University joined us on a tour of the Scottish Borders and Alnwick. All four were on a Study Abroad programme and had been studying in Vienna and Rome. Before returning home they decided to visit Scotland for the first time. Being Harry Potter fans, Alnwick Castle was [...]


Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle

Photographs of the Blackport family from Canada’s tour to Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh. Lindisfarne Castle Ray, Joanne, Jamie & Barbara meet St. Aidan Bamburgh Castle Inner Farne Islands from Bamburgh Our Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Berwickshire Coast tour departs from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to [...]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick

The Treehouse, Alnwick Castle

Leaving Edinburgh we travelled south to the Scottish Borders. Our first stop was Scott’s View, unfortunately it was a very misty morning therefore were weren’t able to admire the beauty of the Eildon Hills and surrounding countryside. Close by we visited the Wallace Monument, this was the first statue to be erected anywhere to commemorate [...]


Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference

Dumfries & Galloway FHS Stand

The 24th Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies was hosted by Borders Family History Society in Galashiels on Saturday 11th May 2013. The theme for the conference was “Comings and Goings, Migration and Scotland”. The conference attracted visitors and exhibitors from all over the world. Borders Journeys‘ stand received many enquiries [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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