Autumn is well underway and The Scottish Borders begins to glimmer with every falling leaf.
Believe it or not, November in the Scottish Borders is known for its lovely winter sunshine. Although the days are shorter, the sun is more intense and no more so, than when you catch a glimmer of it on a frosty morning, over the extraordinary expanse of landscapes that are magnificent in this part of the country.
With the fresh wintery weather dictating your comfort, you can embrace the winter scenery by exploring during the day and enjoying the famous Scottish hospitality and fayre, sitting by a coal fire with a wee dram in the evening. This is also the time to explore the high streets, going from shop to shop to find that unique gift, especially in winter when you can see the best that Scotland has to offer – a lambswool sweater, some sheepskin gloves, a tam o’shanter, warm woollen wraps and the best of Scottish Tweed! Wind your way through the villages of the Scottish Borders and embrace the ancient monuments, sturdy cairns and the amazing, ancient architecture and heritage.
Look out for the festivity of St Andrews Day (on the 30th) there are many great celebrations for Scotland’s patron saint. Don’t miss out though on the Folk Festival in Denholm, A Christmas Carol theatrical performance in Langholm, The Crafters Art and Design Fair in Kelso, an Allan Massie, (recently shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction), describing the writing of his series of mysteries based in wartime France, at an event in Melrose.
If you thought it would be quiet in the Scottish Borders at this time of year, you couldn’t be more wrong! Find all the information you need here on this site.It’s all happening in the Scottish Borders, check it out on this website.
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 along with the hospitality and tourism sectors.