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Free Things to Do in the South of Scotland

There is nothing better than being on holiday and discovering a whole array of fantastic free activities! If you are looking for ways to explore…

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Border Delights

Iain Gourlay is the head chef at Cringletie House Hotel near Peebles and has been living in the Borders for the past seven years.

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What’s on in September?

September is absolutely rocking with activities in the South of Scotland this year. Head to the Wigtown Book Festival at the heart of Scotland’s National…

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Adventures in the Tweed Valley

The area around the River Tweed is well known for its mountain biking: the Enduro World Series and Tweedlove Bike Festival are major events in the…

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What’s on in August?

Make the most of the events taking place across the South of Scotland this August. You can experience four days of classical music or jumping…

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Don’t think about coming here – Just do it!

Stuart Paterson, poet and volunteer guide talks about connecting with Robert Burns and the landscape around Burns’s former home, Ellisland. Former BBC Scotland Poet in…

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Tales frae Kelsae

You may well have visited the town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders and seen some of its famous sites such as Floors Castle and…

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What’s on this July

Summer is back and there are plenty of events no matter where you are headed in the South of Scotland. Wave farewall to the Galloway…

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Feel the history in every step

Jane Morrison Ross discusses her love of the South and how she encourages visitors to support local. Jane Morrison Ross, CEO of the South of…

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What’s On this June

As Spring slides into Summer there are plenty of events happening around the South of Scotland during June. From celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee to arts,…

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Hop on the Bus to the South of Scotland

Aiming to be more sustainable in our travel habits? One way to rethink your holidays is to change the mode of transport. So leave the…

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Discover cycling in the South of Scotland

Sustainable Tourism Series Have you heard about the cycling in the South of Scotland? There are wonderfully quiet country lanes, seven different forestry centres especially…

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The secret life of Kirkcudbright

Fiona Williamson, distiller from the Dark Art Distillery shares her experiences since moving to Kirkcudbright in 2019. Fiona Williamson is a distiller at Dark…

access_time26th April 2022


The Lighthouses of the Rhins of Galloway

Lighthouses have an iconic status as beacons of hope and safety to seafarers of days past and present. Standing proudly along the cliffs of the…

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10 Spectacular Coastal walks in the South

Who doesn’t love a blustery walk along clifftops, sea air filling your lungs, seabirds whirling overhead and the sun glinting majestically off the waves beneath?…

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10 things to do for Easter half-term

Spring has truly sprung and Easter half-term is rapidly approaching. This is a truly magical time of year to visit the Borders and Dumfries and…

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Biking Bonanza – Cycling Events 2022

Cycling events are back this year! A whole host of events are happening from late spring through to autumn, making it possible for enthusiasts to…

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8 things to do in the Borders

Think that the Borders are just somewhere that you just bash through on the way to Edinburgh or in search of the Highlands? Or live…

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Escape to the Borders

Any time of year is a good time to be in the Borders, but the start of March proves a corker. I step off the…

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Love Legends in the South

Love is all around the south of Scotland. Be it ill-fated love or a happily-ever-after endings, there are legends and tales woven into ballads and…

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Snowdrop Spotting in the South

Did you know there is a special word just for snowdrop enthusiasts? If you go snowdrop spotting each year as winter turns to spring, you…

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Romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the South of Scotland offers a wealth of romantic getaways to suit those wanting to escape from…

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Celebrate Burns Night in South Scotland

Don your finest tartan, Burns Night is just around the corner! Celebrations in the South of Scotland and around the world are getting ready to…

access_time19th January 2022


Luxurious stays in Southern Scotland

Looking for that perfect place to escape for a weekend – something with a touch of luxury as a well-earned treat for yourself or perhaps…

access_time15th December 2021


Six climbs in Southern Scotland

Do you know your Munros from your Corbetts? Your Grahams from your Donalds? These Scottish hill classifications offer a great place to start a new…

access_time10th December 2021