Looking for a new home in the Scottish Borders?
The Scottish Borders is a county area that spreads out below Edinburgh, sharing the boundary with England that follows the famous River Tweed to the east coast. Its picturesque landscape will be close to your new home.
This county borders Edinburgh and the Lothians to the north, Lanarkshire to the west, and Dumfries and Galloway to the southwest. Once a dramatically fought-over part of Scotland - with plenty of castles and ruins to show for it - the county now has an entirely civilised relationship with its English neighbours, Cumbria and Northumberland. Galashiels is the largest town, and is the main commercial centre for the Scottish Borders. It’s also been voted the happiest place to live in Scotland. With today’s focus on agriculture and fishing, there’s a traditional feel to life here. It’s a popular area to call home, and it’s convenient for travel to Scotland’s capital or across the border into England.
There are simple and direct cross-country routes. The A68 and A7 link the county’s central towns with Edinburgh, and the A72 heads west via Peebles. Borders Railway train services echo these main routes.