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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_time21st 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


Great Days Out Start Here This Winter

Did you know that this winter you can experience a day out in the south of Scotland for up to half price? The Great Days…

access_time19th November 2021


Long-Distance Walks in Southern Scotland

Southern Scotland has an excellent collection of walking routes including some of Scotland’s Great Trails. Whether you are a hiking beginner or a well-seasoned pro…

access_time11th November 2021


Halloween Treats!

As the bewitching night comes closer, we take a look at where you can get closer to ghouls and ghosts, witches and scary monsters –…

access_time15th October 2021


Unmissable Highlights for 2021

Planning your trip to Scotland but want to be sure you don’t miss out on the latest things to see and do? Been to the…

access_time7th October 2021


Five Outdoor Activities for Half-Term

Finding activities to suit the whole family over half-term holidays is not always easy. But the south of Scotland has a multitude of family-friendly outdoor…

access_time22nd September 2021


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


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


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