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Be inspired by our stories, itineraries and highlights – we can help you plan a perfect trip in the South. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, a nature enthusiast, or an adrenaline seeker; from solo travellers to couples and families; your next holiday starts here!



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…

access_time25th January 2023


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…

access_time9th January 2023


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_time29th December 2022


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_time21st December 2022


Unique Winter Experiences Start Here

Winter is a great time to throw yourself into something new. And where better to Start than in one of the world’s Best Destinations for…

access_time14th December 2022


Michelin Recommended Eateries for 2023

Any restaurant or pub included by Michelin in its guides is sure to have many gourmands flocking to its doors. At these highly recommended eateries…

access_time7th December 2022


Cosy pubs with local fayre

What could be nicer on a frosty day than to finish off an autumnal or wintery walk in a cosy pub with a delicious seasonal…

access_time30th November 2022


Winter Walks in the South of Scotland

Taking in the crisp, fresh air on a sunny winter’s day is such a boost for your mental and physical wellbeing. And where better to…

access_time23rd November 2022


Winter Wonders in Southern Scotland

Crisp forecasts in southern Scotland mean scenic strolls through majestic, breathtaking scenery. It is an ideal time to celebrate clear skies, day or night —…

access_time16th November 2022


Loving living in the Borders

Author and time management specialist Suzanne Mulholland lives in the Ettrick Valley with her husband and children. Known as the Batch Lady, Suzanne has created…

access_time26th October 2022


Walk the Whithorn Way

Most people will have heard of the Camino de Santiago, the route pilgrims and longdistance walkers take to reach Santiago de Compestela in northern Spain.

access_time21st October 2022


Towns to visit for half-term

Have a brilliant half-term break with our suggestions of towns to visit across the South of Scotland and what to do while you are there.

access_time7th October 2022


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…

access_time28th September 2022


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.

access_time21st September 2022


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…

access_time24th August 2022


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…

access_time19th August 2022


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…

access_time22nd July 2022


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…

access_time14th July 2022


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…

access_time5th July 2022


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…

access_time27th June 2022


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…

access_time16th June 2022


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,…

access_time30th May 2022


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…

access_time12th May 2022


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…

access_time3rd May 2022


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…

access_time12th April 2022


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?…

access_time5th April 2022