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Ian returns to Borders’ roots, fulfils dream of becoming a tour guide

Ian returns to Borders’ roots, fulfils dream of becoming a tour guide

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ian Waker, a tour guide based in the Scottish Borders, shares his love of that part of the world and Northumberland in this interview with www.thisisnorthumberland.com. He also reveals a few best kept secrets!

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A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Walking guide and writer Patrick Norris has been keen to explore the east coast path along the English-Scottish border for some time. He took some time out recently to enjoy this walk. In this article he describes the dramatic beaches, high cliffs and fantastic views he enjoyed as he trekked from Berwick to Eyemouth a few days ago.

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Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eyemouth Golf Club Captain Bob Holmes enjoys the splendour of some of Britain’s best hills when he visits the Cheviots and the Lammermuirs, and he always appreciates a visit to Lindisfarne. Here he shares some of

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Scottish Borders launches new textile trail

Scottish Borders launches new textile trail

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Scottish Borders Textile Trail is the first column in a new series entitled Discover the Scottish Borders. The column will highlight key attractions, destinations and events in the Scottish Borders. This article is about a brand new Scottish Borderstextile trail just launched, and includes links to the accompanying brochure (downloadable) for the trail.

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Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Despite the border, the county of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have many things in common and area in fact a unique region in the U.K. People who live here share customs, history and a way of speaking. So while the border has shifted over the centuries, people who live here focus more on what they have in common with each other.

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Phil McCreadie on Scottish Borders & Northumberland

Phil McCreadie on Scottish Borders & Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hawick-based Phil McCreadie is a Tourism Business Advisor for the Scottish Borders, working for Scottish Borders Council. He has a real love for the country side in the Borders and in this interview shares some of his favourite places, and a few secrets too about best-kept-secrets in the Scottish Borders!

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Scottish Borders resort Eyemouth set to be one of newest cruise destinations in Europe

Scottish Borders resort Eyemouth set to be one of newest cruise destinations in Europe

Other posts by  |  June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The small and beautiful fishing and holiday town of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders has now been given the go ahead to receive cruise ships. The first cruise ship is set to visit the port of Eyemouth in summer 2012. The MS Island Sky will anchor off Eyemouth on Sunday August 19. It will tender […]

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Coldingham beach near Eyemouth wins Seaside Award

Coldingham beach near Eyemouth wins Seaside Award

Other posts by  |  May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Coldingham beach in the Scottish Borders has won a Seaside Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful. The beach, near Eyemouth, has also won Blue Flag status.

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Artist Anna King: favourite Scottish Borders place is Stichill Linn

Artist Anna King: favourite Scottish Borders place is Stichill Linn

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our latest In the Know interview we talk to Anna King, a landscape artist who lives in Peebleshire, the Scottish Borders. She highlights some of her favourite places in the Borders and says that her favourite thing about the Borders is the space that the place has to offer.

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New national trail to start in the Borders

New national trail to start in the Borders

Other posts by  |  April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Scotland is to have a brand new National Trail and it will have its starting point in the Scottish Borders near Kirk Yetholm. The trail is being backed by Cameron McNeish, writer and TV presenter and will be sponsored by Gore Tex.

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Scottish Borders horse society plans Jubilee ride and fund-raising day

Scottish Borders horse society plans Jubilee ride and fund-raising day

Other posts by  |  April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The British Horse Society in Scotland is set to host a special charity day on June 4. It will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and raise money for the welfare and health of horses and will take place at Bowhill, near Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders.

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Borders bike festival set to be biggest in UK

Borders bike festival set to be biggest in UK

Other posts by  |  March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Tweedlove Bike Festival 2012 will be what is hoped to be the biggest and most comprehensive programme of events in the UK. It will run from May 26 ’til Tuesday June 5 and is confidently predicted to attract riders from across the country. It will also be a massive boost to Scottish Borders tourism.

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Borders to host new sportive cycle event

Borders to host new sportive cycle event

Other posts by  |  March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The ‘Tour o’ the Borders’ is a new sportive road cycling event set for Sunday, April 29. It is a seven-mile ride starting and finishing at Peebles High School. This is the first such event of its type and is set to make the most of quite and challenging Borders roads this spring.

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Scottish Borders gets Diamond Jubilee funding

Scottish Borders gets Diamond Jubilee funding

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Scottish Borders will have almost £100,000 to fund events in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Concerts and parties will take place in the Borders, and the Scottish Borders Council will give more than £40,000 to communities wanting to stage celebrations.

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Red phone boxes become Green information points

Red phone boxes become Green information points

Other posts by  |  February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Phone boxes in some villages in the Scottish Borders have been transformed into tourist information points. Borders villages of Crailing, Eckford and Nisbet have the once-red phone boxes as info points and resources. The iconic phone boxes have leaflets and other material, and also contain information on how to take care of the environment. They also are powered by solar power.

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Brave – new film by Disney – to boost Borders tourism

Brave – new film by Disney – to boost Borders tourism

Other posts by  |  February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A film by Disney called Brave is being touted as something that can give tourism in the Scottish Borders a huge boost. The movie from animation studio Disney Pixar is an adventure comedy set in a Scotland of mountains, mists and castles.

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Scottish Borders as far south as . . . Doncaster!

Scottish Borders as far south as . . . Doncaster!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two historians from Doncaster have produced research showing that Doncaster may never have been given back to the English after being sized by the Scots more than 800 years ago.

The new research is by local Yorkshire historians Peter Robinson and Charles Kelham who have dug-up records that show Doncaster was under Scottish rule for 21 years from 1136 to 1157. The south Yorkshire town was formally signed over between the kings of England and Scotland but was never officially given back.

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