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Happy Halloween from Borders Journeys

Halloween

The Scottish tradition of Halloween takes its name from ‘All Hallows Eve’, the day before the Christian feast of All Saints Day. In Scotland Halloween overlaid the much older celebration of Samhain, the Celtic New Year when the spirit of the dead were believed to roam the earth. Click the image to enlarge to learn more […]


Danny Macaskill’s ride of a lifetime along the Cuillin Ridgeline

Black Cuillins

The Black Cullins from Elgol Skye born Danny Macaskill’s death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. Beware this film is not for the nervous, however if you don’t watch the film you’ll miss the cycle ride of a lifetime through stunning scenery. Skye born Danny Macaskill’s death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. Beware this […]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live – Glasgow 2014

Borders Journeys Backdrop

Who Do You Think You Are? Live will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on the 29th & 30th August 2014. Once again Borders Journeys  has teamed-up with Borders Ancestry to exhibit at this event. If you’re planning to attend Who Do You Think You Are? Live, please come along to stand D35 and […]


VisitScotland News Release

Scott's View

Friday 1 August, 2014 International visitors are ‘homing in’ on the Scottish Borders during 2014 A Scottish Borders business has been cashing in on the opportunities presented by this unique year for Scottish tourism. Borders Journeys, a company which brings numerous visitors to the region, has capitalised on Homecoming Scotland 2014 which is a year […]


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’ […]


Interview with Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours of Scotland

Laurie, Sylvia & Nancy on their ancestral tours

By Ceris Aston of Borders Journeys It’s been a busy few weeks at Borders Journeys. Over the past fortnight, Ian has led individuals and families from Canada on ancestral tours around Scotland and Northern England  from Tarland in Aberdeenshire to Carlisle in Cumbria. We set up the tours in partnership with Canada-based organisation Genealogy Tours […]


Scottish Borders – Return to the Ridings

Throughout the summer the towns of Hawick, West Linton, Selkirk, Peebles, Melrose, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Duns, Kelso, Lauder and Coldstream celebrate their historic Common Ridings and Festivals. During Homecoming Scotland 2014 why not visit the Scottish Borders for ‘Return to the Ridings’ and participate in these ancient and historic festivals. More information about Return to the Ridings […]


Feeney Family Tour

TripAdvisor

Yesterday we welcomed Ryan, Johanna & baby Lucas on a private tour to Rosslyn Chapel, Abbotsford, Melrose, Scott’s View and Glenkinchie Distillery. It was the family’s first visit to Scotland, they were amazed at the beauty of the Scottish Borders and would like to return to explore more of the region. Our daily tours departs […]


Press Release – 10th March 2014

Local ancestry companies draw crowds at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London. 10th March 2014 Edinburgh – Three Borders ancestral and historical research companies recently travelled to Olympia, London to exhibit at Who Do You Think You Are? Live (WDYTYA? Live). Over the last weekend of February, Borders Journeys, Borders Ancestry and Berwick Time […]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Who Do You Think You Are Live 3

Left to Right – Jim, Susie, Jen & Ian / Our Stand / Susie, Jen & Ian Last week Borders Journeys, Borders Ancestry and Berwick Time Lines headed south for the season’s biggest event in the ancestral history calendar: Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Olympia, London. The world’s biggest family history show […]


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 […]


The Borderers head for Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are

Ian from Borders Journeys along with Susie Douglas from Borders Ancestry and Jim Herbert from Berwick Time Lines will be exhibiting at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia from 20th – 22nd February 2014. Come and meet us at Stand 424.


Skiing in Scotland

Skiing in Scotland

Photo copyright of VisitScotland / Scottish Viewpoint On Sunday 1st December the Scotsman published a series of articles about skiing in Scotland. The links below will take you to each article: Cairngorms Glencoe Glenshee The Lecht Nevis Range Snow on offer all year round at Snow Factor Roger Cox: Omens good for glorious snow


VisitScotland Adverts for 2014 – Brilliant Moments

Brilliant Moments Brilliant Moments – Homecoming Brilliant Moments – Commonwealth Games Brilliant Moments – Ryder Cup


Belgian Journalists visit the Scottish Borders

Traquair House and Abbotsford

We provided a guided sightseeing tour for six Belgian Journalists. The visit was arranged by VisitScotland to promote the beauty, history and culture of the Scottish Borders to the Belgian tourist market.  Traquair House and Abbotsford  Abbotsford  Melrose Abbey and Scott’s View  Rosslyn Chapel and Muckle Moothed Meg & Will Scott Our daily tours departs […]


Guided tour of Scotland

St. Andrews

We provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland  for a tour of Scotland for twenty visitors from Canada. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). Tours of Scotland are available for private or small groups from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway […]


Kaz and Jo’s Ancestral Tour

Kaz and Jo's Ancestral Tour

Kaz from Musselburgh along with her cousisn Jo and Billy from Australia had an ancestral tour of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. The tour started by visiting Saunders Street where their grandmother had lived and where their mothers grew-up; sadly the family home was demolished in the 1960s as part of the regeneration […]


Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh with Carl, Dave, Leslie and Suzanne from Salt Lake City. We visited the New Town, Old Town and Calton Hill. L to R – Suzanne, Dave, Leslie and Carl in front of the National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill Carl, Leslie, Suzanne and Dave on Calton Hill L to R – Dave, […]


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 – Part Two

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Some more acts participating in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). Private or small groups tours are available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders. More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 – Part One

Some of the acts participating in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). Private or small groups tours are available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders. More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ […]


Dumfries House and Culzean Castle

Garden at Culzean Castle

Staff and students from Park University, Parkville, Missouri’s visit to Dumfries House and Culzean Castle. Dumfries House Garden at Dumfries House Culzean Castle Garden at Culzean Castle Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). This tour to Dumfries House and Culzean Castle […]


Letter of appreciation

Letter of appreciation

Borders Journeys received this lovely letter of appreciation from John, Carol & Edith Elliot following their ancestral tour to Lockerbie. It’s wonderful to know how much our visitors enjoyed their time with us learning about the people, places and traditions connected to their ancestral heritage. Further details about this tour can be found in our article […]


Susan & Brad’s Tour of the Scottish Borders

Ferniehirst Castle

Susan & Brad Crase were visiting the Scottish Borders for the first time. Susan Nee Kerr was interested in visiting places associated with the Kerr family. During their tour of the Scottish Borders, Susan & Brad visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Kelso, Floors Castle, Roxburgh Hotel Golf Course, Jedburgh, Ferniehirst Castle and Melrose. Despite the […]


Mr & Mrs Seidel’s Scottish Borders Tour

Traquair House and Bear Gates

Mr & Mrs Seidel from Germany visited the Scottish Borders for the first time. They were especially impressed by the beauty history and culture of the region. Mr & Mrs Seidel at Scott’s View Dryburgh Abbey Melrose Abbey and Mercat Cross Traquair House and Bear Gates Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), […]


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