Peebles

Lauren Visits Rosslyn Chapel and Traquair House

Traquair House

We were delighted to host international travel blogger Lauren Meshkin from Bon Voyage Lauren for four days recently. Following two days visiting the historic visitor attractions of Edinburgh, we spent the day visiting Rosslyn Chapel and Traquair House. Rosslyn Chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 as a Catholic Collegiate Church for the Sinclair family. Described as […]


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 […]


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 […]


Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn’s Ancestral Adventures

Falkland - 14th July 2014

For nearly a year Borders Journeys worked with Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn from the USA planning their holiday of a lifetime to connect with their Scottish, Welsh and Irish ancestral roots. We met Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn at Edinburgh Airport for the start of their 11 day adventure with us. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop […]


Latest Tourism Related News

Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders from Scott's View

  Cabers ready for world record tossing bid in Inverness BBC article published on Wednesday 10th September 2014 Two hundred cabers have been made in preparation for a simultaneous caber tossing world record attempt in Inverness on Friday. The bid will be made during the Masters World Championships in the city’s Bught Park. Dubbed the Tomatin Toss, the games’ […]


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 […]


Rae & Kathleen’s Garden Tour of the Borders

Rae & Kathleen visit Scott’s View, Melrose & Abbotsford Friends Rae from New Zealand and Kathleen from Aberdeen wanted a garden tour of the Borders. We organised a tour which took them to Scott’s View, Melrose where they visited Priory and Harmony Gardens then onto Abbotsford and finally Kailzie Gardens. Abbotsford Gardens The highlight of […]


Lyn & Peter Huk’s Ancestral Tour

Lyn & Peter's Huk's Ancestral Tour - Jedburgh Alnwick Castle Flodden Field

Lyn & Peter Huk from Australia are on a week long ancestral tour to Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Their tour was planned as Lyn wished to learn more about her Scottish ancestors along with the people, places and traditions connected with them. In advance of their visit, Ian had already researched Lyn’s Anderson, Geddes, Scott and Tweedie […]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

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 […]


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 […]


Rosslyn Chapel, Glenkinchie Distillery and Scottish Borders

Helga at Scott's View

Photographs from Angela, Helga and Scott’s visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Peebles, Abbotsford, Melrose and Glenkinchie Distillery. Rosslyn Chapel without scaffolding for the first time in 16 years Peebles War Memorial Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Scott & Angela at Scott’s View Helga at Scott’s View Our Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery tour departs from Stance […]


Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery

Barbara, Lorena & Felipe at Glenkinchie Distillery

We welcomed Felipe & Lorena from Brazil and Barbara from Canada on our tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop was Rosslyn Chapel where we had a wonderful tour while learning the history, myths and legends surrounding the chapel. Afterwards there was time to visit the visitor centre. Leaving Rosslyn Chapel […]


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 […]


Mrs Bayliss’ Visit – 25th October 2012

Mrs Bayliss last visited the Scottish Borders thirty nine years ago and decided that she wanted to revisit the area. We organised a tour where Mrs Bayliss could visit places that she’d visited last time plus introduce her to new places of interest. We collected Mrs Bayliss in Melrose before heading to the beautiful Yarrow […]


Mr & Mrs O’Brien Visit The Scottish Borders – 21st August 2012

It was an early start for us as we were to be at South Queensferry for 8.30am to collect Ron & Tina from their cruise ship, Caribbean Princess. Ron and Tina decided that during their crusie they wanted to spend a day visiting the Scottish Borders as Ron’s grandfather had been born and raised in Walkerburn before […]


Dumfries House – July 2012

26th July 2012 We had the pleasure of welcoming three local ladies, Elizabeth, Rena and Adele, on our tour to Dumfries House today. Leaving Melrose, we headed to Dumfries House via the beautiful Tweed Valley, Peebles and Biggar. Morning tea/coffee and lovely freshly baked scones was served at Tinto Hill Tea Room. Dumfries House was designed […]


Tweed Valley and Traquair House Tour – 11th June 2012

Today we were delighted to welcome Jeremy and Wendy Watson aboard our tour of the Tweed Valley and Traquair House. Jeremy and Wendy were on a weekend visit at  Macdonald Cardrona Hotel. Our first stop was Neidpath Castle where Lulu Benson gave us a very interesting tour of the castle. Although not open to the public, Neidpath […]


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