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A baker’s dozen in Melrose

A baker’s dozen in Melrose

We are rightly proud of our superb independent shops in Melrose and this is the time of year when we start to think about changing seasons and treating ourselves to something nice. A Sunday Herald article illustrates the point perfectly: ‘Melrose boasts the kind of high street every town should have. Independent butchers, delis and… Continue Reading

A Feast of Rugby

A Feast of Rugby

As keen rugby fans ourselves, this time of year provides an absolute feast of rugby so we thought we would give you a quick round up of the home matches which will be taking place this season at the Greenyards. Melrose Rugby were also successful in bidding to become one of six clubs to compete… Continue Reading

Queen of Scottish salmon rivers

Queen of Scottish salmon rivers

With the salmon fishing season running until the 30th November and a range of wonderful fishing on offer, we thought we would introduce you to our friends at TweedBeats. For information on beats, permits and conditions, their comprehensive website gives you absolutely everything that you will need to know about fishing on the Queen of… Continue Reading

Melrose in Bloom

Melrose in Bloom

With the results of Beautiful Scotland just about to be announced, Melrose eagerly awaits the announcement to see if it amongst the winning communities. Over 50 Melrose In Bloom volunteers contribute over 2,000 hours annually to keep the town looking good, with traders and residents donating generously to keep the work going. Melrose In Bloom… Continue Reading

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker…

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker…

With some of the finest independent shops in the country Melrose really does make for a great place to enjoy some wonderful shopping. As we are proud to boast that Melrose not only does have a butcher, baker and a candlestick maker we have just about everything else too.  We also have a deli, fishmonger,… Continue Reading

Beginners guide to Melrose Sevens

Beginners guide to Melrose Sevens

The 2018 Melrose 7’s is on Saturday 14th April and is in its 135th year. Melrose 7’s, is a well renowned world class rugby event, a big social event which attracts over 12,000 people. Melrose 7’s is the oldest rugby sevens competition in the world, dating back to 1883. Rugby 7’s was invented by apprentice… Continue Reading

The perfect walking destination

The perfect walking destination

Did you know that Melrose was the first Borders town to be awarded with the “Walkers are Welcome” status in 2010?  This means that we have been recognised as a town that has something special to offer walkers, whether that’s a stroll along the river for a couple of hours, or a full day of… Continue Reading

The Steam Train Returns

The Steam Train Returns

We are delighted that the steam train is making a very welcome return to the Borders Railway this Summer. Every Sunday in August, the Scottish Borders will welcome vintage train carriages, hauled by one of the LMS Black Five locomotives. This year’s steam train tours from Fife to the Scottish Borders is being run by… Continue Reading

Three of our Favourite Things

Three of our Favourite Things

June is one of our favourite months of the year, being one of the sunniest months of the year, it’s the ideal time to visit the Scottish Borders, it’s also the month for three of our best-loved Borders events. The Scottish Borders Historic Motoring Extravaganza, the Borders Book Festival and the Melrose Festival. The Scottish… Continue Reading

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