We met Karen Rusnak and Nancy Delabbio, two Canadian ladies who were visiting Scotland to research their Scottish ancestry, at the SAFHS Conference in Galashiels. Both ladies were travelling as part of Genealogy Tours of Scotland and had spent their week in Edinburgh visiting ScotlandsPeople Centre and various other archives in the quest to learn [...]
The 24th Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies was hosted by Borders Family History Society in Galashiels on Saturday 11th May 2013. The theme for the conference was “Comings and Goings, Migration and Scotland”. The conference attracted visitors and exhibitors from all over the world. Borders Journeys‘ stand received many enquiries [...]
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. [...]
Public urged to take Tour of Britain stage route challenge BBC article published on Thursday 16th May 2013 Amateur cyclists are being urged to take part in a Tour of Britain challenge the day before the race proper gets under way in Scotland. The professionals will face the opening stage between Peebles and Drumlanrig Castle [...]
We welcomed Felipe & Lorena from Brazil and Barbara from Canada on our tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop was Rosslyn Chapel where we had a wonderful tour while learning the history, myths and legends surrounding the chapel. Afterwards there was time to visit the visitor centre. Leaving Rosslyn Chapel [...]
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 [...]
The photograph of a headstone for William James Orford and his wife Harriet amongst her late father’s effects had intrigued Cheryl Hutchison nee Orford for several years. It was obvious that William and Harriet were connected to her, however she had never heard her father ever mention the couple. Unfortunately none of Cheryl’s relatives could [...]
Borders Journeys is delighted that VisitScotland now recognise us as a member of Ancestral Welcome Registered Scheme.
Natural Views Get Around You can find more information about Year of Natural Scotland 2013 here.
Welcome to the Scottish Borders 2013 containing Borders Journeys’ advert on page 70 is now available from Kingfisher Media. During 2013 Borders Journeys will be working with VisitScotland to promote Year of Natural Scotland 2013.
Borders Journeys transported five ladies from Lauder to Keane Concert at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 19th November 2012. We arrived in Edinburgh in time for a pre-concert supper before heading for the concert. It was a fantastic concert and everyone had a great evening. Michelle, Lesley, Gillian, Lesley & Katy inside the Usher [...]
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 [...]
On a brilliant sunny morning when we collected eight ladies from Lockerbie and Lochmaben for a trip to Dumfries House. We travelled through beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside before stopping in Thornhill. We had morning coffee along with delicious homemade scones at Thomas Tosh. Afterwards the ladies enjoyed shopping in Thornhill’s many independent shops. Arriving at Dumfries House [...]
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.
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 [...]
Jackie Cichon contacted Borders Journeys back in March requesting us to organise an ancestral tour of the Scottish Borders for her. Jackie’s Anderson ancestors had been Blacksmith’s in Cockburnpath, Edington and Crossgatehall before emigrating to America in the 19th century. Prior to her visit we corresponded regularly by email; Jackie provided us with locations where [...]
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 [...]
Business Gateway’s advert in today’s Borders Telegraph featured an interview with Ian from Borders Journeys. We are very grateful to Business Gateway for the advice and support that they given us.
Today’s tour started by collecting Peter, Andrea, Greta and Maya from Samyé Ling Tibetan Centre. When our visitors booked their private tour of the Scottish Borders with us, they specifically requested that we visit a church, castle, loch, see beautiful scenery and have lunch – we agreed that this could be easily done. Leaving Samye [...]