Below are a number of useful links and contacts that will make your stay in Scotland that little bit more comfortable and enjoyable. If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ian on 07794 021819 or at

Visitor Advice & Events

Borderevents – What’s on guide to everything happening in and around the Scottish Borders an Northumberland.

Borders Ancestry – Specialises in the history of families throughout the world who have their roots in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.

Borders Family History Society – Specialising in the historic counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire.

Clan Armstrong Trust – Preserving Armstrong heritage and culture. The Reiver Trail explores the history and mystery of the Border Reivers.

DunEdin Links Genealogy – Lorna Kinnaird – Family History Researcher in Scotland based in Edinburgh.

Flodden 1513 – 2013 marked the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. The Ecomuseum connects the cultures, communities and shared heritage of the Borders.

Genealogy Tours 0f ScotlandTour available from Canada to Scotland during 2017 to research your Scottish Roots.

Scotland Made Easy – Itinerary Planning and Accommodations for Self-Drive Scottish Vacations and Short Breaks.

This is Northumberland, Newcastle & The Borders – Everything you need to know about visiting Northumberland, Newcastle & the Scottish Borders.

VisitScotland – Plan your break in Scotland with great deals on accommodation, travel advice and a variety of things to see and do.

VisitScotland – Dumfries & Galloway – Visit mysterious castles and fascinating museums one day and enjoy mountain biking through forests the next. Dumfries & Galloway has so much to offer from art galleries, nature reserves and glorious gardens to Scotland’s National book town, in Wigtown.

VisitScotland – Scottish Borders – Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the high agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.


Abbotshaw House, Newcastleton – Farm B&B. Luxury accommodation on a working farm in the beautiful Liddesdale Valley. Just off the A7 (the historic route from Carlisle to Edinburgh) – the farm is steeped in Border Reivers’ history.

County Hotel, Selkirk – Centrally located in the Scottish Borders in the town centre of the historic town of Selkirk.

Sheiling Bed and Breakfast – Delightfully situated just steps from the famous “bridge over the Atlantic”, on the beautiful island of Seil, near Oban, Argyll.

Windlestraw Lodge, Walkerburn – Perfect destination for a  romantic break offering you deluxe bed & breakfast with a fine dining restaurant.

Self Catering Accommodation

Babingtons Cottage by ColdstreamPerfect place to enjoy a holiday in the Scottish Borders.  The cottage sleeps 4-8 and is located in a peaceful rural space near Coldstream. Ideal for exploring Flodden, Berwickshire & Northumbrian Coast and fishing on the Tweed.

Burnbrae Holidays – Self Catering Holiday Cottages near Kelso in the Scottish Borders.

Cosaig Self Catering –  Delightful and fully modernised holiday cottage set in the Scottish Borders at Innerleithen.  Sleeps 4-6 people.

Hendersyde Farm Cottages, Kelso Surrounded by walks, wildlife and wonderful views, the cottages stand at the end of their own lanes on our family farm, between the  River Tweed and Eden Water.


Simply the BestShopping destinations throughout Great Britain.

The Mole House, Kelso – The Moles House offers Borders Journeys’ customers 10% discount on all purchases. Ask Ian for details.

Businesses – Add your website url to Scotland’s internet directory

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