William Wallace Monument

Tour of the Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford, Floors Castle & Scott's View

Today we welcomed ER from the USA and Vlada from Ukraine for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders. In the morning we visited the pretty abbey town of Melrose where ER and Vlada enjoyed exploring the ruins of Melrose Abbey and the town’s many independent local shops and galleries. We next visited Abbotsford, […]


Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Tour with Borders Journeys

Stirling Castle

We welcomed swimmers and officials from the Bahama’s Commonwealth Games Swimming Team on a private tour to Stirling Castle, Glengoyne Ditillery and Loch Lomond. After collecting the team at the Athletes Village we travelled to Stirling Castle where everyone enjoyed their tour around the castle and the historic town. Travelling through the Loch Lomond and […]


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 […]


Some of our recent tours of Scotland & Northumberland

Kristof and Annelies at Balquhidder

Dan & Sarah’s Honeymoon Trip to the Borders Dan & Sarah from California are visiting Scotland for the first time on honeymoon. Sarah organised the private tour for Dan to visit the region associated with his family name, Scott. Although Dan’s family have been researching the Scott family name, they have been unable to make […]


Laurie visits her ancestral roots in the Borders and Midlothian

Melrose Scott's View

Laurie Thomas from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised an ancestral and sightseeing tour of the Borders and Midlothian where Laurie could walk in the footsteps of her ancestors. After collecting Laurie in Edinburgh we headed to the Borders. Our first stop was […]


Lyn & Peter Huk’s Ancestral Tour

Lyn & Peter's Huk's Ancestral Tour - Jedburgh Alnwick Castle Flodden Field

Lyn & Peter Huk from Australia are on a week long ancestral tour to Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Their tour was planned as Lyn wished to learn more about her Scottish ancestors along with the people, places and traditions connected with them. In advance of their visit, Ian had already researched Lyn’s Anderson, Geddes, Scott and Tweedie […]


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 […]


Rocco and Kris’ visit to the Scottish Borders

Rocco & Kris' visit to William Wallace Monument

Rocco visited the Borders last year along with his colleagues; during their visit Borders Journeys provided them with a tour of the area. Rocco enjoyed his visit to the Borders so much that he decided to return and this time brought his wife Kris. Borders Journeys organised a private tour for Rocco and Kris which […]


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 […]


Remembering the Battle of Flodden – 2013

100 Weeks of Scotland: Flodden Scotsman article published on Monday 16th September 2013 It is cold, it is raining, even my dog looks miserable as I find myself standing in a deserted and muddy Northumberland field. On this day, half a millennia ago, this field was not deserted. It was littered with the mutilated bodies of many thousands of […]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle

Marcia, Phil & Toni from America, Gary & Mary from Canada and Carlota from Spain joined us on a tour to the Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle. During our tour we visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Jedburgh, Carter Bar, Alnwick Castle and Cove. Scott’s View, Scottish Borders Left to right – Jedburgh Abbey, Carter Bar […]


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 […]


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 […]


Trossachs, Oban and Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness

Mily, Evan and Yaji from Shanghai were on their first visit to the United Kingdom on business and decided to spend three days in Edinburgh. They contacted Borders Journeys and asked us to organise a private tour which was to include visits to Oban and Loch Ness. Travelling from Edinburgh we visited Callander, Loch Awe, Oban, Connel, Castle […]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick

King Malcolm III of Scotland's Cross

Alex, Hayley, Payton and Shelby from Oklahoma Christian University joined us on a tour of the Scottish Borders and Alnwick. All four were on a Study Abroad programme and had been studying in Vienna and Rome. Before returning home they decided to visit Scotland for the first time. Being Harry Potter fans, Alnwick Castle was […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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