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The Scottish Borders
Galashiels, Southern Scotland

Details for The Scottish Borders

Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders
Old bridge over river Tweed looking upriver near Melrose at Leaderfoot towards Gattonside

The Scottish Borders is an area of extreme rugged beauty and wild natural moorland situated in the easterly part of the Southern Scottish Uplands. Established back in 1975 the borders area spreads across a region of approximately 1800 square miles and encompasses hills, valleys and gentle plains between England and Scotland.

There are some breathtaking sights to see, from the rich pasture lands scattered with traditional farm which stretch out to the stunning rocky coastal area of Berwickshire. The countryside of the Scottish Borders is an ever changing tapestry of glorious colours as Mother Nature provides a palette of purple heathers and golden leaves, deep lush green pastures and dark dappled woodlands. The natural wildlife of the borders includes deer, birds of prey and delightful red squirrels that populate the woodlands.

Throughout the year visitors can enjoy nature and wildlife at its best, with wonderful walks and vast choice of outdoor activities to choose from. The River Tweed provides some excellent fly fishing opportunities as it meanders easterly through the region to Berwick and the coast, where water sports on offer include wind surfing, sailing and canoeing. Inland the vast areas of heather covered moors are famous for clay pigeon shooting and are well visited during the grouse season.

There are a number of spectacular golf courses within the area, offering breathtaking views from every tee. The hills and crags of the highlands are a firm favourite with climbers and hill walkers and the conditions are perfect for off roading and mountain biking.

The towns and cities within the border region offer a heady mix of lively cultural entertainment, with music, festivals and events throughout the year and offer a wide choice of culinary expertise, with all...


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