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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…

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


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…

access_time14th March 2022


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…

access_time8th March 2022


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…

access_time11th February 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


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