The Scottish Borders and Midlothian like to quietly impress their visitors. As you explore the rolling hills, open countryside, rugged picturesque coast lines you realise that you are never far from nature. In fact, it is not far from anywhere – just south of Edinburgh and 90 minutes north of Newcastle, it is within easy reach for visitors.
The region is defined as much by its landscape as it is by its spellbinding abbeys, fascinating heritage sites, awe-inspiring stately homes and castles and the time-honoured and truly unique Common Ridings. For the adventure seeker there are activities in abundance – golf one of the many courses in the area, scuba dive at St Abbs or put your mountain bike through it’s paces.
It’s really no surprise that these lands inspired the works of literary greats like Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan.
Scotland truly starts here.
MBTAG (Mid Lothian & Borders Action Group) is dedicated to assist tour operators with information, advice and marketing collateral to build tourism programmes in the region, taking people off the beating track and bring them back to a slower paced experience of Scotland.