Discovering the Borders

A visit to the Scottish Borders is to experience Scotland at its traditional best.

Step into history - the Borders has been fought over since Roman times, was the cradle for the spread of Christianity in Scotland and the North of England, and home to the lawless Border Reivers who bequeathed the words blackmail and bereaved to the English language.

Great outdoors - the Borders is a land of beautiful landscapes where wild upland hills give way to green and pleasant valleys on a journey to the sea.

They offer outstanding facilities for cycling, hill walking, driving and bird watching.



Sporting life - home of the world famous Melrose Sevens rugby tournament - 12th April 2014, Kelso Races, spectacular golf courses and some of the finest salmon and trout fishing in the world on the River Tweed - the Borders caters for all sporting tastes.

Discover the Borders is a web magazine that provides a fresh look at the Borders in all its diversity - its people and traditions, the splendour of its stately homes, its great abbeys and history together with a comprehensive events calendar.

Discover the Borders is written and designed to help you plan ahead, a moveable feast of information to help you make the most of your stay.

There's a warm welcome guaranteed in the Borders ... and you are invited