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  • The Scottish Borders are home to a number of ruined, yet magnificent Abbeys, which were all founded in the 12th Century. The best known four are Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh Abbey. The story of the Border Abbeys is one from building, to attacks, and then rebuilding. But most of all it’s a story of various orders of Monks who represented their order and made the journey from the European continent through England and ended up in the Scottish Borders to live in their holy abbeys and practice their religion.

  • Lose yourself amongst the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Borders and experience a wonderful array of things to see and do. Soak up the history at splendid country estates or visit a ‘seabird city’ on the craggy Berwickshire coast.

  • St Mary’s Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks at the request of King David I of Scotland, and was the chief house of that order in the country until the Reformation.

  • Dawyck is truly one of the world’s finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre.

  • Brian Sutherlands images of The Scottish Borders @borderscouk @GraBean @VisitScotland @VisitKelso ,@MelrosePaths— Brian Sutherland (@Flipimages) May 14, 2017

  • Article via View Full Article: >>> The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond. You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails: there are a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Plus, many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique

  • Scottish Borders Hotels Guest Houses Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tontine Hotel Peebles Scottish Borders Best Western Plus Scottish Borders, Selkirk Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa Glen Hotel Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel Castle Venlaw Hotel Cringletie House Peebles Hydro Dryburgh Abbey Hotel Click on the image below to view more info and prices etc

  • Find out information on places to visit in The Scottish Borders on Visit Scotland: >>> From the rolling hills and moorland in the west to the gentle valleys and picturesque Berwickshire coastline in the east, it is easy to see why Sir Walter Scott was so enamoured with this peaceful region that he chose to build his beloved house, Abbotsford here. Walking in this enthralling landscape, you can’t help but imagine yourself transported back to the bygone world of Scott’s sweeping romantic epics filled with daring outlaws and damsels in distress.

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  • Article Source: Monday 10 April 2017 Extending the Borders Railway will be one of the options considered by a new study looking at improving transport provision in the south of Scotland across all models including road, rail and public transport. Transport Scotland today announced the intention to award the contract to Jacobs UK Ltd. Subject to completion of the mandatory standstill period, the study will start later this month and is expected to take around seven months to complete. The findings will help inform the forthcoming refresh of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Projects Review (STRP) which will look at future transport proposals for the whole of Scotland, including the Scottish Borders. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “In the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, a commitment was given to examine the case for an extension of the Borders Railway along with improvements to the A1, A7 and A68. This study will take forward that commitment by considering how we improve accessibility in the Borders, link communities to key markets through strategic transport routes and identify where improvements to transport links are required. We want to build on the existing Borders Railway by considering whether it should be extended to Carlisle. The study will also look at how we improve access from the Scottish Borders to key markets in to Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle. Working with partners in the Scottish Borders Council and SEStran, Transport Scotland will identify a range of options for improving transport that can be considered as part of the review of the Strategic Transport Projects Review which will look at future transport infrastructure projects for the whole of Scotland. The options could include new rail services, improvements to existing infrastructure and improved public transport provision.”