Once upon a time in the South great events were carved on the flagstones of our churches, abbeys and landmarks. Kings and queens spoke sacred vows, the nobility built churches in the name of love, and Christianity took hold of Scotland. But there are smaller stories here too, of runaway lovers and talented stonemasons, who lived their lives in the shadow of these buildings. Discover them all and learn why these places of worship have become such an integral part of Scotland’s national identity.

Where to Visit?

Wander around the pretty town of Melrose, home to one of the most famous abbeys in Scotland, or drop by Jedburgh, where great monuments were built for generals, and Mary, Queen of Scots once trod. Of course, you could even drive to Newton Stewart and take in some of the best views in Scotland from Bruce’s Stone.