Scottish Borders Quick Facts & Figures

Map of the Scottish Borders
Scottish Borders in Scotland Map – Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right

Scottish Borders is located in South West Scotland, prominent towns in the area include Hawick, Jedburgh and Coldstream. The Scottish Borders are located close to the English border providing a convenient location from which to explore both the Scottish Borders and Northern England regions.

The Scottish Borders includes a number of charming small towns and villages full of character, historic houses and castles and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic Scottish countryside Local attractions & places of interest include Thirlestane Castle, House of Mary Queen of Scots, Wilton Lodge Park, Floors Castle, Paxton House, and Dawyck Botanic Garden. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Scottish Borders Quick Facts

Population: 112,900

Region: South West Scotland

Area total: 4,732 sq km

Languages: English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic

Dialling Code: 01450 (Hawick), 01835 (Jedburgh), 01890 (Coldstream).

Postcode Area TD9 (Hawick), TD8 (Jedburgh), TD12 (Coldstream).

Closest Airports: Edinburgh Airport.

Local Food: Scottish Beef, Artisan Cheeses, Oatcakes and Seafood varieties.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Hawick, Jedburgh, Coldstream, Roxburgh and Broughton.

Famous Attractions: Thirlestane Castle, House of Mary Queen of Scots, Wilton Lodge Park, Floors Castle, Paxton House, and Dawyck Botanic Garden.
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