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Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey to Ettrick

Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey 2

Betty, Renae and Becky were visiting Scotland to research their Scott ancestry in Ettrick and asked Borders Journeys to design an ancestral tour for them. The three ladies were also joined by their cousin Joan and friend Alice. On Day One of their visit Ian gave the ladies a guided tour of Edinburgh visiting the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Plattling Visitors Tour of the Yarrow Valley – 30th September 2012

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. […]


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 […]


Kagyu Samyé Ling Tibetan Centre – 19th July 2012

Leaving Melrose we headed to Selkirk then the Ettrick Valley. Our first stop was at Ettrick Kirk where we visited the headstones for James Hogg & Tibbie Shiels. There is a very interesting exhibition in the kirk that records the history of the parish through historical documents and photographs. The exhibition is a must for anyone who has […]


Borders Tours 1894

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 […]


Tweed Valley & Traquair House Tour – 6th June 2012

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 […]


Mystery Tour of the Scottish Borders – 28th May 2012

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 […]


St. Mary’s Loch & Moffat Tour – 26th May 2012

Today’s fantastic weather was ideal for a tour to Moffat through the beautiful Yarrow Valley. This picturesque and unspoilt ‘corner’ of the Scottish Borders has the beauty of the Highlands in miniature. St. Mary’s Loch was perfect setting for hosting the Scottish Solo National Sailing Championships this weekend.


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