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In the Footsteps of Rabbie Burns

Did you know that famous Scot’s poet Robert, or Rabbie, Burns produced about a quarter of his life’s work while living in and around the…

access_time9th September 2021


Biking Bonanza – Autumn Cycling Events

The autumn is all about cycling in the south of Scotland. The combination of stunning scenery, quiet roads, challenging tracks, daunting climbs – it is…

access_time3rd September 2021


Celebrate Burns Night in South Scotland

Set the table and don your finest tartan, Burns Night is just around the corner! Celebrations in the South of Scotland and around the world…

access_time21st January 2021


Gift Ideas from South Scotland

Still looking for ideas on what to get your loved ones for Christmas? Fear not, we have searched across the South of Scotland to bring…

access_time16th December 2020


Festive Events in South Scotland

The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us, offering the perfect opportunity to explore some of the events happening in South Scotland.

access_time26th November 2020


Bloggers Discover Midlothian and the Borders

Over the month of September, we welcomed four bloggers from across Scotland and the North of England to Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Check out what…

access_time22nd October 2020


Explore South Scotland with The Reivers Road

Discover a new way to experience the Scottish Borders with The Reivers Road! The innovative app uses cutting-edge technology to deliver a virtual tour…

access_time17th September 2020


Live Local with Eastside’s Jenny Cowan

In Live Local with… Midlothian and Scottish Borders locals share their favourite places, from restaurants and shops to walks, views and more. The series is…

access_time18th August 2020


Rural Escapes in the South of Scotland

Discover the best of rural Scotland with a farm stay in the South. Take in the sights and sounds of a working farm or simply…

access_time7th August 2020


Live Local with Beirhope’s Lynne Jobes

In Live Local with… Midlothian and Scottish Borders locals share their favourite places, from restaurants and shops to walks, views and more. The series is…

access_time4th August 2020


12 Colourful Gardens in the South of Scotland

From expansive landscapes to classic walled gardens, Britain is a paradise for keen gardeners. And those simply looking to spend a moment among lush greenery…

access_time14th June 2020


Film Guide to the South of Scotland

Film and TV have played a significant role in putting Scotland on the map. With its breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages and vast beaches, the country…

access_time22nd May 2020


Podcasts all about Scotland

Whether you’re on the go or relaxing at home, podcasts provide an increasingly popular distraction. Though the format has been around for a while, the…

access_time15th May 2020


6 Reasons why Alchemy Live is Unmissable

Every year, the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival brings the very best in experimental film to the Scottish Borders. With the small town…

access_time15th April 2020