Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders (Scots: the Mairches, lit. ‘the Marches’; Scottish Gaelic: Crìochan na h-Alba), council area, southeast Scotland, roughly coinciding with the River Tweed drainage basin, its location along the English border. Located in the southeast of Scotland, The Scottish Borders is a hilly and largely rural area that takes its name from being on the border between Scotland and England. It borders the town of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, and, to the south-west, south, and east, English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. The executive center of the world is Newtown St Boswells.

Its rounded hills and undulating plateaus including the Lammermuir Hills, the Moorfoot Hills, the Tweedsmuir Hills, and the Cheviot Hills form a section of the Southern Uplands that is dissected by the valleys of the Tweed and its tributaries. The term Scottish Borders, or usually just ‘the Borders,’ is also used to describe the areas bordering the Anglo-Scottish border in southern Scotland and northern England. The textile industry in the Scottish Borders goes back centuries and continues to be a major contributor to the local economy, with thousands of jobs in it.

The term Central Borders refers to the realm during which the bulk of the most towns of Galashiels, Selkirk, Hawick, Jedburgh, Earlston, Kelso, Newtown St. Boswells, St Boswells, Peebles, Melrose, and Tweedbank are located. Most of the population lives in these valleys, including the Teviotdale and also the Lauderdale. The Tweed valley extends eastwards to form a fertile agricultural plain known as the Merse. There are 72 primary and secondary schools located across the Scottish Borders; Borders College offers further and higher education courses. Agriculture and fisheries play an important part in the Scottish Borders economy. The upland moors support sheep, and the agricultural land along the valley floors grows barley and fodder crops and pastures beef cattle.

The Scottish Borders is a place of captivating natural beauty with its gently undulating hillsides and tranquil valleys. And the best way to experience it is on foot, with more than 1,500 miles of dedicated walking routes including six national walking trails. The Scottish Borders’ chief cities, including Peebles, Galashiels, Selkirk, Jedburgh, and Hawick, manufacture woolen products and knitwear, as do several smaller towns and villages. The bigger towns also act as market centers for the surrounding agricultural region, including Kelso. From the 840-meter summit of the mighty Broad Law to the famous Scott’s View vantage overlooking the Tweed Valley and therefore the secluded coves and crystal-clear waters of the Berwickshire coast, discover a part ripe with stunning scenery.

The council area was formed in 1975, by combining the traditional counties of Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire, and Selkirkshire and part of Midlothian as a two-tiered county with the districts of Berwickshire, Ettrick and Lauderdale, Roxburgh, and Tweeddale within it. The area became a unitary authority zone in 1996 and the districts were wound up. The district was made with the name Borders. Following the appointment of a shadow region chamber in 1995 the name was changed to Scottish Borders with impact from 1996.

The traditional but increasingly diminishing woolen knitwear and tweed industries have been replaced by electronics companies. Popular tourist activities and attractions include trout and salmon fishing, grouse hunting, and the moorland scenery. The Scottish Border is for explorers outdoors. Anglers come from around the world to try their luck on the salmon-teeming Tweed and Teviot rivers, while Coldingham Bay is a magnet for surfers and sea kayakers.

Hadrian’s Wall, a fortification line along the southern boundary of the council region that defines the northern limes (border) of the Roman Empire in Britain, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987; in 2005 it was re-designated by UNESCO (as a transnational site) with the inclusion of parts of the Roman limes in western and south Germany. There are also over 21 golf courses as well as two ‘7stanes’ mountain biking trails at Glentress and Innerleithen. The territory (area) is served by transports that interface the fundamental populace habitats. Express transport administrations connect the fundamental towns with rail stations at Edinburgh and Carlisle. The area likewise has no business air terminals; the closest are Edinburgh and Newcastle, the two of which are global air terminals.

 

Information Sources:

  1. scotland.org
  2. britannica.com
  3. wikipedia