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  Scottish Borders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as "The Borders" or "The Borderland") is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland.
It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway in the west, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian in the north west, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian to the north, and the counties of Northumberland and Cumbria in England to the south.
The people of the Scottish Borders are very proud of their heritage and often speak of themselves as "Borderers", before they would say that they are Scots or British.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Borders   (611 words)

 Scottish Borders: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hawick (pronounced "hoick") is a town in the unitary council region of scottish borders in the south of scotland....
Selkirk is a royal burgh in the scottish borders, and historically the county town of selkirkshire....
Jedburgh (jedart or jethart in scots) is a royal burgh in the scottish borders, lying on the jed water, a tributary of the river teviot....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scottish_borders.htm   (3340 words)

 Scottish Borders Heritage: Publications - Warfare and Fortifications in the Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At times this border, and Scottish independence, have been imperilled by the ambition of EnglandÌs rulers - particularly Edward I and Henry VIII - who vented their anger on the lives and property of the Scottish Borderers.
This book looks at the turbulent history of the Scottish Borders and the towers, ruined abbeys and other sites which owe their existence to war.
Scottish Borders contains many places of exceptional interest and, to help the reader experience some of these, the text contains a list of sites with access arrangements.
www.scottishbordersheritage.co.uk /publications/warfare.html   (218 words)

 March - Scottish Borders Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scottish Borders Council has condemned as "rash, misguided and inflammatory" the recent remarks made by MSP Euan Robson on the future of the Marchmont residential care home at Greenlaw.
Scottish Borders Council parking attendant Donald Ingles finds momentary fame as an extra in the forthcoming BBC Drama documentary "The Adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson" which was filmed at St Abbs at the end of last October.
Scottish Borders Council is to raise fees and allowances for its foster carers in recognition of their valued role in the community.
www.scotborders.org.uk /news/archive/5875.html   (1296 words)

 NHS Borders: NHS Borders Home Page
Borders food company picks up an Oscar (17th May 2006) A Borders organic fruit and vegetable company has achieved major success at the “Oscars” of the Scottish food and drink industry.
Pupils taught how to brush up their smiles (16th May 2006) NHS Borders will be bringing a toothy grin to the faces of primary school pupils over the coming weeks.
Multi-cultural NHS Borders (13th April 2006) Copies of The Koran have been presented to NHS Borders for use by Muslim patients and staff across the region.
www.nhsborders.org.uk   (383 words)

 Scottish Borders Housing Forum: Scottish Borders Housing Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eildon Housing Association, Scottish Borders Housing Association, Waverley Housing and Cairn Housing Association have implemented the Common Housing Register (CHR) for the Hawick area.
Scottish Borders Council transferred its housing stock and landlord functions to Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA), (CHR) on 3rd March 2003.
Scottish Borders has a lower percentage of people aged 19 yrs or under (22.9% compared with 24.2%) than Scotland as a whole.
housing.scottishborders.gov.uk /providers/sbha.jsp   (230 words)

The Scottish Borders is a popular region for business and a much-loved destination for visitors.
Scottish Enterprise Borders regularly hosts Training Suppliers Conferences, and invites all training suppliers operating within the Borders to attend.
SE Borders gratefully acknowledge that many of its programmes and projects are part-funded by European Union Structural Funds.
www.scottish-enterprise.com /borders   (412 words)

 The Scottish Borders tourist information holiday accommodation, activities, attractions, historic sites - ...
Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders area stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the rich agricultural plains of the east, and the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.
The Borders' rich tapestry of history is brought to life in the region's museums - some concentrating on local industries like textiles or fishing, others a particular place or person, or simply the way of life of our forefathers.
Because the Borders is a region famed for its textiles we think you'll want to browse and buy in the mills and shops, where beautiful tweed snuggle up to some of the highest quality knitwear in the world.
www.touristnetuk.com /sc/BORDERS   (573 words)

 self catering Scottish Borders accommodation
Self-catering in the Scottish Borders is the perfect way to discover the peace, space and distinctive character of The Borders, entirely at your own pace.
ASSC members have a range of self catering accommodation in the Scottish Borders including farm and country cottages, and unique holiday cottages to suit everyone.
Borderers run a calendar full of local festivals involving walking, cycling, running and riding.
www.assc.co.uk /defaultpage121c2.aspx?pageid=57®ion=10   (494 words)

 Melrose Scottish Borders
Melrose is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
The town is skirted by the River Tweed and sheltered by the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills.
Typically Scottish in its simplicity of detailing, the doorway is emphasised by a pilastered entrance and appears to be more grand than it actually is. The building has been extended to the west but since the style is the same, the visual effect is negligible.
www.dryburgh.co.uk /scottish-borders.htm   (1966 words)

 Scottish Borders Crafts Association
If you are searching for crafts which have been made in the Scottish Borders, this is the website for you.
The aims of the association are to promote interest in crafts and develop the crafts industry in the Scottish Borders.
We also print 1,000 lists of Craft Events in the Scottish Borders which we give to the Tourist Board from display in the Tourist Information Centres.
www.scottishborderscraftsassociation.org.uk   (575 words)

 Libraries in the Scottish Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are here to serve every member of the public living and working in the Scottish Borders.
In Spring 2007, the Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre will be moving to the Heritage Hub in Hawick.
The Computer Bus is run by Scottish Borders Council Library and Information Services and funded by the New Opportunities Fund.
www.scottishborders.gov.uk /libraries   (214 words)

 Detailed research
This is a 'replica' of the Lowland Scotland Objective 3 Labour Market Analysis, with further data provided for the Scottish Borders.
This report provides a detailed review of the labour market prospects in the Scottish Borders, based upon the results of the Institute for Employment Research's forecasting model.
The settlement profiles have been produced with the co-operation of the main agencies within the Borders area and are used primarily as a resource for potential inward investors.
www.scottish-enterprise.com /sedotcom_home/about_se/local_enterprise_companies/borders/borders-industry_employment_profile/borders-research.htm   (645 words)

 David Hume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
was a Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian who is one of the most important figures of Western philosophy and of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Historians most famously see Humean philosophy as a thoroughgoing form of skepticism, but many commentators have argued that the element of naturalism has no less importance in Hume's philosophy.
It was probably Hume who, along with his fellow members of the Scottish Enlightenment, first advanced the idea that the explanation of moral principles is to be sought in the utility they tend to promote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Hume   (6280 words)

  Scottish Borders: travel, maps, hotels, accommodation, scotland
The A697 through Coldstream is similar and from the west the A7, signposted from the M6 as the tourist route for the Borders and Edinburgh, passes through the market towns of Hawick and Selkirk.
Therefore the Borders are famous for fishing with salmon beats, depending on the season, available throughout the district.
Between 1296 and the Union of the Crowns in the early seventeenth century, the Borders was a battleground (or the main route to one) between the two constantly warring nations.
www.destination-scotland.com /guidetoscotland/region.asp?region=20   (453 words)

 Scottish Borders Soccer Academy
The Borders Soccer Academy was formed in May 1999.
The main aim of the Academy was to provide an environment where talented Borders Youth Footballers would be coached by an approximately qualified coaching staff.
Dougie Anderson, Head Coach 1999 went on to be employed by Scottish Football Association as Football Development Officer for the Borders.
www.elsports.org.uk /2003/soccer.html   (347 words)

 Scottish Borders B&B
The Scottish Borders includes some wonderful walking country with an infinite variety of magnificent scenery, ranging from spectacular coastal cliffs and headlands, to extensive forests, rolling green hills and beautiful river valleys.
The Scottish Borders Council offers a programme of guided walks ranging in length from two to twelve miles.
For those wishing to stray across the border, the beautiful Northumbrian coast and Lindisfarne are less than an hour's drive away.
www.nisbethouse.co.uk /scottish_borders_b&b.htm   (379 words)

 Maxwell - A Scottish Borders Chief
In the Borders today, older farmers still use the term march when referring to the boundaries of their farmland.
Such a distinguished prisoner was given more freedom within the Castle walls than might have been afforded to any of the criminal class and Maxwell having more to do than languish in prison, soon contrived his escape.
Here was a rebuilding not for war, but for harmonious living; and we leave the Maxwells on such a peaceful note, where this last addition erected by Robert Maxwell the first Earl of Nithsdale, was referred to in 1640 as "that dainty fabric of his new lodging".
www.abstractconcreteworks.com /caerlaverock/highlander-article.html   (1716 words)

 Borders Works: Scottish Borders Business and Lifestyle Portal
Borders Works publishes details of a wide variety of businesses in the Scottish Borders.
The Scottish Borders offers an enormous variety of businesses, careers and occupations.
Membership of Borders Works is open to all businesses operating in the Scottish Borders area.
www.bordersworks.co.uk   (205 words)

 Hotel and B&B Accommodation in the Scottish Borders - The Internet Guide to Scotland
The Scottish Borders is the leading short break destination in Scotland.
The scenic route on the A68 from England goes through the Northumbria hills over the border, through Jedburgh and on to Edinburgh.
The country's association of activity holiday providers has several members in The Borders offering a wide range of activities including hiking, watersports, cycling and horse riding.
www.scotland-info.co.uk /scottish-borders.htm   (1141 words)

 Over the Border into Scotland's Lowlands - NORTH COUNTRY WEB
Bailey near Newcastleton is a complete Holiday Hamlet hidden away between the Roman Wall and the Scottish Border, ideal for a quiet low mileage vacation.
Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder in Berwickshire, Scotland, the history of Thirlestane dates back to at least the 13th century, when a large Border fort was built on the site to defend the approach to Edinburgh from the south.
A pleasant stop as you pass through Coldstream on the Border, in the grounds of the Hirsel Estate home of Douglas Hume a past Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
www.scottish-border.co.uk /scottish-border.htm   (668 words)

 Details of Scottish Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is bounded to the east by the North Sea, to the north by East and Mid Lothian, to the west by South Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway and to the south by the English border regions of Northumberland and Cumbria.
Settlement in the Borders has been dated to 5000 BP and the finding of a longbow from around 3640 BC suggests the presence of hunters at an even earlier period.
Formerly comprising the counties of Berwickshire, Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire and Peeblesshire, The Borders region was created in 1975 and survived the 1996 local authority re-organisation.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/councils/councildetails25.html   (488 words)

 Adopt a Donkey at the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary
We are a recognised Scottish charity, established in 2003, to provide permanent homes to donkeys and mules in need of sanctuary whether due to cruelty or neglect or because their current owners are no longer able to care for them.
We are based in the Scottish Borders and have donkey collection centres in S.W. Scotland and E. Lothian.
The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary is a recognised Scottish charity and depends on public support in order to carry out its good work.
www.donkeyheaven.org   (156 words)

 Holidays in The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders has many Places of Interest from Castles to Museums...
Celebrations of music, local food and drink with beer, arts and seafood festivals throughout the year ensure a dull moment will never arise in the Scottish Borders.
Experience the culture with sheep dog and horse trials, craft fairs and a concentration of fascinating historical sites including ancient monuments, castles, mansions, ruined abbeys and Iron Age hill forts.
www.scottishholidays.net /visit/scotland-tour-borders.html   (423 words)

 Scottish Borders Museums
The Scott Art gallery houses Scottish art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Description: The Scottish Museum of Mining at the former Lady Victoria Colliery.
Description: Modern exhibition on the life of the Scottish Roman Frontier.
www.discovertheborders.co.uk /search/type/Museums.html   (879 words)

 Scottish Borders - Activity holidays and outdoor pursuits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scottish Borders offer some great possibilities for outdoor pursuits and activity enthusiasts.
The region is rich not only in countryside, (with long vistas of gently rolling green hills as far as the eye can see) but also in turbulent history and heritage, with its ancient towns, castles and abbeys.
There is excellent walking and cycling throughout the Borders, a long tradition of horseback riding and truly world class fishing on rivers like the Tweed.
www.activity-scotland.org.uk /borders.htm   (147 words)

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