Download the Scotland Starts Here app to discover the best of Midlothian and the Borders on-the-go!

We have created interactive routes, maps and itineraries to navigate you through this hidden gem of a destination and we bring it alive through songs, myths, legends and narrated guided tours.


Audio to Accompany You

Be moved by music and songs shaped by the area you’re visiting. Enjoy stories about the surrounding people and places, and use audio walking routes to learn whilst you travel.

Works Offline

Download routes and channels in advance of your trip for seamless offline functionality. Perfect if you don’t have a data package and for areas where connectivity is poor.

Explore For Free

Access all content within the app for free.

Detailed Maps

Our detailed maps let you easily see what's near your current location, allowing you to explore with confidence. Never feel lost, no matter how far off the beaten track you go.

Curated Tours

Our tours have been carefully curated by local experts who know the area best. Uncover the unmissable, hidden gems of Midlothian and the Borders and learn about what makes them so special.

Five-Star Rating and Recommendations

Designed to help you find the best experiences, as chosen by other users.

Tailor Your Trip

Powerful map filters let you tailor your trip, whether you want to discover a hidden gem, find a scenic view, marvel at a natural wonder or admire a historic building. Or even just locate the closest car park!

Share your trip with others

Make your journeys even more memorable by adding photos you’ve taken along the way into your personalised Travel Journal.