Scottish Borders

The Eildon Hills, in the Scottish Borders, with a misty Tweed Valley in the foreground

Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It is bordered by Dumfries and Galloway, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, and Midlothian, as well as Northumberland and Cumbria in. The administrative centre of the area is Newtown St. Boswells.

Historically, the name Scottish Borders designated the entire border region of southern Scotland and, together with neighbouring areas of England, was part of the historical Borders region.

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