People express themselves through their art, their clothing, their crafts. These creative endeavours connect us to our ancestors, but also allow us evolution to the present. Across the South of Scotland you will find local artists and artisans producing tartans and woollens, sculptures and pottery, artwork and photography. They often take their inspiration from the very landscapes you are travelling through – it may be hard to choose just one piece of the South of Scotland as a memento of your journey through our region.

Don’t miss visiting Hawick, known for being home to some of the most celebrated makers of luxury woven goods – think cashmere and tartans! Explore Kirkcudbright, Artists’ Town and its links to the artist colonies of the 1920s. And do not miss the history of Scotland told in the glorious colourful tapestry in Galashiels.