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Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016

Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016

The annual Borders Business, Events & Visitors Fair 2016 was held on 9th March at Springfield Park in Kelso. The event attracted a large number of visitors, visitor attractions and small independent businesses from all over the Borders, Lothians and Northumberland. As well as a fantastic event for promoting an amazing array of businesses, crafts [...]


Lauren Visits Floors Castle

Floors Castle Terrace Cafe

On the second day of international travel blogger Lauren Meshkin’s tour of the Scottish Borders we visited Floors Castle. Floors Castle on the edge of Kelso is the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Roxburghe. The castle was built during the 1720s by the architect William Adam for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe. During the [...]


Tour of the Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford, Floors Castle & Scott's View

Today we welcomed ER from the USA and Vlada from Ukraine for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders. In the morning we visited the pretty abbey town of Melrose where ER and Vlada enjoyed exploring the ruins of Melrose Abbey and the town’s many independent local shops and galleries. We next visited Abbotsford, [...]


Sadie & Raiden’s Tour to Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey & Glenkinchie Distillery

Sadie & Raiden from Canada are visiting Scotland for the second time. Having read about Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders, they contacted Borders Journeys to organise a guided sightseeing tour for them. Leaving Edinburgh we travelled firstly to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an [...]


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 [...]


Julia & Paul visit the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, William & Muckle Moothed Meg

We were delighted to welcome Julia and Paul from the USA on a private tour of the Scottish Borders. Leaving Edinburgh our first visit was to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone” because virtually every surface of the building [...]


News Release – Nordic Visitors Sample Best of the Borders

Piper

Last week, the Scottish Borders welcomed a group of Norwegian and Swedish delegates, in a return visit that suggests a positive future for corporate and international tourism in the area. Twenty-one delegates enjoyed a three-day tour of the Borders, exploring the culture, pursuits and stunning scenery of the region. The visitors work for the VOLT [...]


Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders

Today we welcomed Gretchen & Matt Seif and Mr & Mrs Napoli on a tour to Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distellery. Our tour began by visiting Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone” as virtually every [...]


Interview with Jackie Hill of Johnstons of Elgin in Hawick

Johnstons of Elgin Socks

By Ceris Aston of Borders Journeys Here at Borders Journeys we’re keen to uncover some of the Borders’ hidden gems from historic houses to local produce to mountain biking along with everything in between. Many of the people we have spoken to around the Borders have cited Johnstons of Elgin as one such hidden gem. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Rosslyn Chapel, Traquair House and Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Despite the dull day the Borders were looking ‘awfy bonnie’ for our tour to Rosslyn Chapel, Traqauir House, Melrose and Abbotsford with Geoffrey and Mandy. Rosslyn Chapel Traquair House Traqauir House and Geoffrey & Mandy meet ‘Muckle Moothed Meg’ & Will Scott Abbotsford, Home of Sir Walter Scott Mandy reviewed the tour on Trip Advisor [...]


Feeney Family Tour

TripAdvisor

Yesterday we welcomed Ryan, Johanna & baby Lucas on a private tour to Rosslyn Chapel, Abbotsford, Melrose, Scott’s View and Glenkinchie Distillery. It was the family’s first visit to Scotland, they were amazed at the beauty of the Scottish Borders and would like to return to explore more of the region. Our daily tours departs [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Sir Walter Scott’s Borders and Abbotsford

Scottish Borders

Four Italian students visit to the Scottish Borders. Sandra, a student of Scott’s literature, wanted to visit the countryside that inspired Scott to write. Visiting various landmarks in the Scottish Borders Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Abbotsford from the Morris Garden and ‘Morris’ Statues and plaques at Abbotsford Left to right – Wall plaque at [...]


Susan & Brad’s Tour of the Scottish Borders

Ferniehirst Castle

Susan & Brad Crase were visiting the Scottish Borders for the first time. Susan Nee Kerr was interested in visiting places associated with the Kerr family. During their tour of the Scottish Borders, Susan & Brad visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Kelso, Floors Castle, Roxburgh Hotel Golf Course, Jedburgh, Ferniehirst Castle and Melrose. Despite the [...]


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