Spring in the Scottish Borders is here…
Explore a landscape strewn with sturdy hill forts, amazing ancient castles, some still standing, others in ruins, giving a hint of the tumultuous past of the region. It doesn’t always meld with the picturesque rolling, windswept, sheep-strewn hills and quiet valleys that may all seem agreeably placid to today’s visitor.
Frosty mornings still greet you, but the spring sunshine and fresh breezes can be the catalyst for days of exploration. Whether it is countryside glory or town centre wonder you seek, every day can bring enjoyable discovery.
There are many towns and villages in the region and each has a unique story to tell. History and heritage awaits your attention, buildings and monuments providing the information you need to help you learn more about their significant pasts. And, as you learn more and more you will understand the attraction that brings many repeat visitors to the area.
The month of May is jam-packed with events and activities, as the towns in the Scottish Borders gear up to a busy season ahead. Whether you visit one of the bustling seaside towns or the busy mill towns, you can expect the most glorious floral outbursts. It is just that time of year when the cherry blossom starts to offer a fragrant canopy and the rhododendrons have little buds peeking out with their promise of colourful delight and when wildlife begins to awake in the Scottish Borders and songbirds have a story to tell.
Blooming Gardens, country walks, and outdoor activities are the essence of May in the Scottish Borders region. While the towns vie for the Scotland in Bloom accolade and start their amazing displays of flowers and hanging baskets, the countryside is glorious. We have some of the most amazing stately homes, abbeys and castles to visit and at this time of year, they are all refreshing their balustrades and pathways to welcome visitors.
For indoor entertainment, there is always the Heart of Hawick bringing you cinema and theatre in one venue. Melrose offers a Rugby Exhibition and a Roman exhibition in Melrose, and there are art exhibitions in Lauder for art lovers and concerts and community choirs galore for music lovers. It is all on offer in the Scottish Borders, where you can enjoy yourself and explore in a peaceful rural environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Scottish Borders Living links to the towns throughout the Scottish Borders. From this page, you can access each town, see what they have to offer as they each present a unique heritage, independent shopping, great eating and dining locations, places to stay and amazing produce. Take time to explore the towns of the Scottish Borders and learn more – you won’t be disappointed!
Scottish Borders Living is an exciting region-wide network of town websites, supporting towns, high streets, communities, businesses as well as the hospitality and tourism sectors.