About the Borders

  • Selkirk
  • Peebles
  • Melrose
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Border Names

The history of the Scottish Borders is part of the story of the Scottish nation with names such as Brydon, Henderson and Maxwell well established Scottish families.

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Accommodation & Travel

  • The Roxburghe Estates
  • The Wheatsheaf
  • Hendersyde
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  • Abbotsford
  • Floors Castle
  • Hawick Museum
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Ancestral Toolkit

Resources at the heritage hub include

  • Family and local community records
  • Census, births, marriages and deaths
  • Land ownership from the 16th century

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Whether using organised tours or exploring at your own pace, you can discover friendly towns and villages with their local festivals and traditions such as the summer Common Ridings.

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