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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Our afternoon tour began by collecting Donna, Karen, Liz, Nehal and Rocco at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. All five are on their first visit from America to Scotland while on business at ProStrakan in Galashiels. Leaving the hotel we travelled to Melrose where our visitors were given a tour of the town and abbey. Knitwear was [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We are delighted to unveal our summer 2012 advert. Eric Witham Design & Marketing in Glasgow have created yet another fantastic advert for us. Watch out for the advert in a publication near you!
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 [...]
Jane Oliver from Ravivworks in Galashiels held Scotland’s first ever BAL-A-VIS-X training in Melrose from 22nd to 24th June 2012. Today Jane, her children Christopher & Eloise plus her American and South African guests Bill, Barb, Ashton, Briana and Barbara joined Borders Journeys for a tour of the Tweed Valley and Rosslyn Chapel. Our tour [...]
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 [...]
Today was our first tour to Kelso and Floors Castle. The sun didn’t shine but it didn’t rain either! Mr & Mrs Garrett from Fife were the first passengers on this tour; they had been given the tour as a present from their daughter. Mr & Mrs Garrett had never been to Kelso or Floors [...]
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 [...]
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze Excerpt to Daffodils by William Wordsworth
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 [...]
Scotland is a thriving hub for arts and cultural activities and the Year of Creative Scotland provides the perfect showcase for this creative diversity. An exciting and imaginative programme of special events will take place throughout the year covering everything from music to drama and from dance to art designed to appeal to both visitors [...]
The viewpoint from Bemersyde Hill towards the Eildons is located between Earlston & St. Boswells in the Scottish Borders. The view was made famous by Sir Walter Scott as it was reputed to be his favourite view of Borders countryside. Sir Walter Scott stopped at this viewpoint so often on his way to his home [...]
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 [...]