Selkirk

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 [...]


Nancy returns to her ancestral roots in the Borders

Borders Family History Society Hawick Heritage Hub Johnstons of Elgin

Nancy Huntley from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised a three day ancestral tour for Nancy to visit places associated with her ancestors along with heritage attractions. Collecting Nancy in Edinburgh she first visited Rosslyn Chapel where she marvelled in its historical splendour [...]


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 [...]


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, 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Sir Walter Scott’s Borders

Dryburgh Abbey

Photographs from our Sir Walter Scott’s Borders tour on 26th May 2013. Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Abbotsford from the River Tweed Morris Statue in the Morris Garden at Abbotsford Abbotsford Visitor Centre Smailholm Tower Scott’s View Dryburgh Abbey – Sir Walter Scott is buried in the right of the photo Our Sir Walter Scott’s Borders [...]


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 [...]


Plattling Visitors Tour of the Yarrow Valley – 30th September 2012

Foulshiels - Birthplace of Mungo Park

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. [...]


Norwegian Delegates Visit – 17th-19th September 2012

Heading for lunch

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 [...]


Kagyu Samyé Ling Tibetan Centre – 19th July 2012

Victory Stupa

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 [...]


Glenkinchie Distillery and Borders Trail – 29th June 2012

Scott's View

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 Tours 1894

Convoy of carriages

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 [...]


Tweed Valley & Traquair House Tour – 6th June 2012

Mr & Mrs Fry and Peter at Traquair House

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 [...]


Mystery Tour of the Scottish Borders – 28th May 2012

Michelle & Barbara listening intently to John's stories at The Haining

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 [...]


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