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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

Christmas Party Nights 2018

Christmas Party Nights 2018

Get into the festive spirit this Christmas with friends, family or colleagues at one of our Christmas Party Nights. Enjoy a 3 course dinner before dancing the night away. The following dates are available: Friday 7th December Saturday 8th December Friday 14th December Saturday 15th December Friday 22nd December Saturday 23rd December Please let us… 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

Christmas Party Nights 2017

Christmas Party Nights 2017

Get into the festive spirit this Christmas with friends, family or colleagues at one of our Christmas Party Nights. Enjoy a 3 course dinner before dancing the night away. The following dates are available: Saturday 2nd December Friday 8th December Saturday 9th December Friday 15th December (FUNCTION ROOM FULLY BOOKED, Restaurant only) Saturday 16th December… 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

A host of golden daffodils

A host of golden daffodils

“I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretch’d in never-ending… Continue Reading

The Renaissance of Scottish Gin

The Renaissance of Scottish Gin

Did you know that sales of gin have hit the £1 billion mark in the UK? This staggering figure is largely due to a rise, year on year, in the production of Scottish gin. Exciting new Scottish gins are emerging each year and the Scottish Borders is no exception. The Kelso Gin Company is the first distillery in the Borders… Continue Reading

Melrose Match Maker

Melrose Match Maker

Melrose Sevens 2017 The Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose Sevens 2017 take place on the 8th April at the home of rugby sevens, the Greenyards in Melrose. Some of the international teams taking part are Western Province (RSA), Sweden Co-Optimists and Harlequins. Scottish clubs appearing will include Gala, Hawick, Jedforest, Kelso, Peebles, Selkirk, Ayr, Boroughmuir, Currie,… Continue Reading

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