The landscape of the South of Scotland has inspired many creative souls from the Kirkcudbright School of painters to the novels of Sir Walter Scott and the poems of Robert Burns. Wool produced from the farms of the Borders was and is used to create world-renowned tweeds, tartans and knitwear. Artists today continue to take their inspiration from our stunning panoramas and moody glens and there are a wealth of galleries and studios to visit. Take the opportunity to discover our art venues offering plays, traditional music and a variety of shows while you are visiting. Immerse yourself in the words of those who have been, and continue to be, inspired by the South of Scotland.