VisitScotland Press Release – Tracing your #ScotSpirit

VisitScotland Filmshoot Still - Ian Walker of Borders Journeys

13th January 2017 Tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker is the star of the latest Spirit of Scotland film. Credit: Cut Media NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living. […]

Scotland’s Top 20 Visitor Attractions in 2015

Scotland's Top 20 Visitor Attractions 2015

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), which represents key visitor attractions in Scotland, has released the Top 20 most visited visitor attractions in Scotland during 2015. Top 20 Scottish Visitor Attractions 1. Edinburgh Castle 2. National Museum of Scotland 3. Scottish National Gallery 4. Kelvingrove Art Gallery 5. Riverside Museum 6. St Giles’ Cathedral 7. Royal […]

Latest Tourism Related News

Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders from Scott's View

  Cabers ready for world record tossing bid in Inverness BBC article published on Wednesday 10th September 2014 Two hundred cabers have been made in preparation for a simultaneous caber tossing world record attempt in Inverness on Friday. The bid will be made during the Masters World Championships in the city’s Bught Park. Dubbed the Tomatin Toss, the games’ […]

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Save the date for something special! Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014! The year-long programme of events will celebrate the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage. Scotland will also play host to two world-class […]

Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

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 […]

Latest Tourism Related News – 2013

2014 will leave ‘a lasting legacy for Scotland’ Scotsman article published on Tuesday 31st December 2013 Scotland’s tourism minister believes the country is set to reap a long-term financial benefit from the unprecedented events programme it will host in 2014. Fergus Ewing said 2014 promised to be a “momentous year in Scottish history”, which would […]

Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Christmas 2013 3

This year Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets and entertainment can be found in Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew Square and Rose Street. The majority of the attractions will be open until 5 January 2014. More details can be found at Edinburgh Spotlight and at Edinburgh’s Christmas. More images can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook. Borders Journeys provide full-day or half-day […]

Rosslyn Chapel, Glenkinchie Distillery and Scottish Borders

Helga at Scott's View

Photographs from Angela, Helga and Scott’s visit to Rosslyn Chapel, Peebles, Abbotsford, Melrose and Glenkinchie Distillery. Rosslyn Chapel without scaffolding for the first time in 16 years Peebles War Memorial Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Scott & Angela at Scott’s View Helga at Scott’s View Our Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery tour departs from Stance […]

Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle

Photographs of the Blackport family from Canada’s tour to Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh. Lindisfarne Castle Ray, Joanne, Jamie & Barbara meet St. Aidan Bamburgh Castle Inner Farne Islands from Bamburgh Our Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Berwickshire Coast tour departs from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to […]

Hawick, Denholm and Monteath Mausoleum

Ian at Monteath Mausoleum on Gersit Law, Ancrum

Photographs from our Hawick, Denholm and Monteath Mausoleum private tour on 4th June 2013 with Barbara. Johnstons of Elgin Visitor Centre, Hawick 1514 Memorial in Hawick – known locally as ‘Ken the horse’ Leyden Monument, Denholm Fatlips Castle, Minto Eildon Hills from Gersit Law, Ancrum Waterloo Monument & Cheviot Hills from Gersit Law, Ancrum Monteath Mausoleum […]

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 […]

Scottish Borders and Alnwick

The Treehouse, Alnwick Castle

Leaving Edinburgh we travelled south to the Scottish Borders. Our first stop was Scott’s View, unfortunately it was a very misty morning therefore were weren’t able to admire the beauty of the Eildon Hills and surrounding countryside. Close by we visited the Wallace Monument, this was the first statue to be erected anywhere to commemorate […]

Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference

Dumfries & Galloway FHS Stand

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 […]

Mrs Bayliss’ Visit – 25th October 2012

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 […]

Lockerbie & Lochmaben Ladies visit to Dumfries House – 10th October 2012

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 […]

Norwegian Delegates Visit – 17th-19th September 2012

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 […]

American Delegates Visit – 12th September 2012

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 […]

Three Valleys Tour – 24th August 2012

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 […]

Mr & Mrs Warren Visit Dumfries House – 23rd August 2012

Our day began by collecting Mr & Mrs Warren from their hotel, the Blythswood Hotel in Glasgow. Mr & Mrs Warren contacted Borders Journeys as they wanted a private guided tour to Dumfries House. We travelled south from Glasgow into Ayrshire. En-route our tour guide Ian gave a background history to Dumfries House and how […]

Tweed Valley and Rosslyn Chapel – 25th June 2012

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 […]

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