What can I do in the Borders
The Scottish Borders stretches from the hills and moorland of the west, across valleys to pastoral plains of the east, to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and quaint fishing villages.
With such beautiful and varied countryside, walking is excellent at any time of year. For sportsman, the Golf is excellent with around 20 courses on offer, while top-class fishing attracts an international following.
Why not saddle up with a local horse and guide enjoy a rural trek along a bridle path. Take a cycling tour on sign-posted routes and quiet country lanes. Mountain bikers can ride on expertly-designed downhill tracks, with Glentress, near Peebles, rated as 'the best dedicated mountain bike centre in Britain' by Mountain Bike Rider Magazine.
Other popular activities include archery, falconry, diving, clay pigeon shooting, quad bike riding and canoeing.
For a more relaxed experience the Scottish Borders is a great place for shopping, with many independent and unique shops, and has many great restaurants and eating places.