Scottish Borders Market Towns Travel and Tourism Information
The market towns of the Scottish Borders are pretty and character-filled. They all have their own personality but have one thing in common: the offer of a warm welcome to visitors.
Each community offers something special for locals and visitors alike. Kelso has a thriving sports scene, Peebles hosts the Beltane Festival, Hawick an amazing arts centre, Jedburgh the Mary Queen of Scots historic house, and Melrose a stunning historic abbey.
Just like Northumberland market towns, the communities of the Scottish Borders have been shaped by a vibrant and sometimes violent history. But today they are the hidden treasures of Scotland, and well worth a trip of discovery.
The full list of towns is here, and you can use our Scottish Borders page to see a map and the location of each town.