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New For 2018 – Jacobite Tour of Scotland

Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Lallybroch,,Midhope, Castle Clava Carins, Craigh-na-Dun & Wardlaw Chapel

Glenfinnan, Palace of Holyrood House and Culloden Battlefield Have you ever dreamed about visiting Scotland and following in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites? A Jacobite tour with Borders Journeys is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, a journey that will take you from Edinburgh’s [...]


Dale & Barbara’s Ancestral Tour

Rob Roy MacGregor's Headstone at Balquhidder Church

Dale & Barbara initially spent ten days in Edinburgh with Genealogy Tours of Scotland researching Dale’s Scottish ancestry. Armed with their research notes they joined me for a four day ancestral and sightseeing tour visiting the areas where Dale’s MacGregor ancestors belonged. The ancestral journey began near Duthil in Speyside where Dale met his third [...]


Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Tour with Borders Journeys

Stirling Castle

We welcomed swimmers and officials from the Bahama’s Commonwealth Games Swimming Team on a private tour to Stirling Castle, Glengoyne Ditillery and Loch Lomond. After collecting the team at the Athletes Village we travelled to Stirling Castle where everyone enjoyed their tour around the castle and the historic town. Travelling through the Loch Lomond and [...]


Brian, Craig, Jason, Jen, & Sarah’s Tour of Scotland

Glencoe

Brian, Craig, Jason, Jen, & Sarah were visiting Scotland and asked Borders Journeys to organise a day tour where they could experience the history and culture of the country. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop was the 14th century Doune Castle. The castle was built in the late 14th century by the Duke of Albany, Regent [...]


Alber Family’s Tour of Scotland

We welcomed Leo, Melissa, Jessica, Patrick & Barbara Alber from Canada on their first visit to Scotland for a four day private tour. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop was South Queensferry to view the bridges. Travelling through Fife we arrived in St. Andrews where we explored town’s Cathedral, Castle, University Museum and Old Golf Course. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Guided tour of Scotland

St. Andrews

We provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland  for a tour of Scotland for twenty visitors from Canada. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). Tours of Scotland are available for private or small groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway [...]


Loch Lomond and Aberfoyle

Queen Elizabeth II Forest Park

International students from Wallace College of English visit to Loch Lomond & Aberfoyle. Wallace College Students at Loch Lomond Loch Lomond with Ben Lomond shrouded in mist Left and right – Forest Art at Queen Elizabeth II Forest Park Centre – Salute by Malcolm Robertson – Commemoration of the Womens Timber Corps 1942-1946 View and [...]


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 [...]


Trossachs, Oban and Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

Mily, Evan and Yaji from Shanghai were on their first visit to the United Kingdom on business and decided to spend three days in Edinburgh. They contacted Borders Journeys and asked us to organise a private tour which was to include visits to Oban and Loch Ness. Travelling from Edinburgh we visited Callander, Loch Awe, Oban, Connel, Castle [...]


Abbotsford – Home of Sir Walter Scott

Abbotsford from the Walled Garden – June 2013 After two years of renovation, Abbotsford, the Borders home of Sir Walter Scott has been officially re-opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Here are links to several interesting articles associated with the re-opening on Wednesday, 3rd July 2013: Queen opens Sir Walter Scott’s upgraded Abbotsford House – BBC [...]


Abbotsford – Home of Sir Walter Scott

Medallion from the original Mercat Cross in Edinburgh which was demolished in 1756

Abbotsford was built by Sir Walter Scott and was his family home until he died in 1832. The house remains closed for renovation until 4th July 2013, however the Visitor Centre and Gardens are open daily.  Abbotsford from the Walled Garden    Entrance to the Walled Garden   The Morris Statue by John Greenshields.   [...]


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