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 [...]
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 [...]
Welcome to our 2013 Guided Tours Leaflet. All daily tours depart from Stance F (ZF) on Waterloo Place in Edinburgh or at an agreed pick-up point en-route. We organise private and group guided tours from Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway with departure points from a place of your choice. Each private guided tour [...]
Natural Views Get Around You can find more information about Year of Natural Scotland 2013 here.
This weekend Selkirk hosted visitors from their twin town of Plattling in Bavaria. John Nichol from Selkirk’s twinning committee invited Borders Journeys to provide transport and assist him and Rob Duff with a tour of the Yarrow Valley, St. Mary’s Loch and Bowhill. The day began by collecting the visitors from the Heatherlie House Hotel. [...]
Will Hægeland from Selkirk’s County Hotel contacted Borders Journeys in early July requesting us to organise tours and transport for a group of Norwegian delegates visiting the Scottish Borders in September. Ian met with Morten Erichsen, owner of SMD Holding AS and leader of the delegation, and Will to establish the delegation’s requirements. SMD Holding [...]
More press coverage about the SMD Holding and VOLT Delegates from Norway that we organised tours for during their recent visit to the Scottish Borders. Details about the tours that Borders Journeys organised can be found in our article Norwegian Delegates Visit – 17th-19th September 2012.
Report from the Selkirk Weekend Advertiser about the SMD Holding and VOLT Delegates from Norway that we organised tours for during their recent visit to the Scottish Borders.
Borders Heritage Week 2012 celebrates the myths and legends of the Scottish Borders. Borders Journeys have arranged five tours during the Borders Heritage week, here we will tell the tales and share the stories that surround the myths and legends of this beautiful region of Scotland. Sunday 16th September 2012 – Tweed Valley and Traquair [...]
Our day started with a tour of Melrose and its beautiful abbey followed by a lovely lunch in Marmions Brasserie. After lunch we did a mini Sir Walter Scott tour, visiting Smailholm Tower, Scott’s View and Dryburgh Abbey followed by a delicious afternoon tea at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. We left a wet miserable Scottish [...]
Leaving Melrose we headed for Selkirk then along the Yarrow Valley to Bowhill. The ancestral home of the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Bowhill overlooks the lovely Ettrick Valley. In 1812 the 4th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry commissioned William Atkinson to build the current house. Following the death of the Duke in [...]
Leaving Melrose we headed to Selkirk then the Ettrick Valley. Our first stop was at Ettrick Kirk where we visited the headstones for James Hogg & Tibbie Shiels. There is a very interesting exhibition in the kirk that records the history of the parish through historical documents and photographs. The exhibition is a must for anyone who has [...]
Today we were delighted to welcome Odny and Trude on our Glenkinchie Distillery and Borders Trail. Odny and Trude were staying with Trondt and Willy at the County Hotel in Selkirk. After a tour of Melrose and the abbey we headed to Glenkinchie Distillery at Pencaitland. Our guide Charlie gave us an excellent tour of the [...]
Borders Journeys aren’t the first to offer tours of the Scottish Borders! Back in 1894 John Turnbull & Co. of Selkirk were offering a tour of Ettrick and Yarrow on their four-in-hand coach ‘Flower of the Forest’. Today you can travel in comfort aboard our mini-bus ‘Jeannie’ Original advert from Ettrick & Yarrow – A [...]
Mr & Mrs Fry and their son Peter were spending a week’s holiday in Melrose and decided to join us on our Tweed Valley and Traquair House Tour. We started off our tour at Carelee Mills where Janet gave us a very interesting tour of the mill and described the process of making cashmere products. Morning coffee was at [...]
A Mystery Tour of the Scottish Borders officially launched Borders Journeys today. We were joined by Barbara, Michelle and local actor and storyteller, John Nichol. In the morning we travelled down the beautiful Yarrow Valley to St. Mary’s Loch where we had a morning ice cream sitting by Loch of the Lowes. We travelled back [...]
After weeks of planning Borders Journeys’ Guided Tours Leaflet for 2012/2013 arrived from the printers today. Ian will personally deliver copies of the leaflet to VisitScotland Visitor Centres, Visitor Attractions, Hotels, Guest House and Bed & Breakfasts over the next few weeks. Further tours will be announced shortly on this website and in Borderevents magazine [...]
Caerlee Mill at Innerleithen has been producing textile since 1788 and is Scotland’s oldest continually operating textile mill. Today Caerlee is world famous for the manufacture of cashmere knitwear. Borders Journeys is delighted to include a visit to Caerlee Mills as part of our tours of the Scottish Borders. A visit to Caerlee includes a guided [...]
Lochcarron of Scotland are the World’s leading tartan manufacturer and has been weaving internationally renowned fabrics in the Scottish Borders for more than 60 years. Borders Journeys is delighted to include a visit to Lochcarron Visitor Centre as part of our tours of the Scottish Borders. The visit includes a guided tour of the factory where you [...]
Borders Journeys flyers will soon be coming to a place near you. If you would like a supply of the flyers, please contact Ian on 07794 021819 or at Ian@bordersjourneys.co.uk. Borders Journeys can now be found at www.twitter.com/bordersjourneys and on Facebook.
The Yarrrow Valley situated in the Scottish Borders has two stunning and spectacular fresh water lochs; St Mary’s and the Loch of the Lowes. St Mary’s Loch takes it’s name from the church dedicated to St Mary which stood on the northern shore, today only the graveyard exists. Once a year during July a service [...]