The Scotland Starts Here app connects visitors to Midlothian & The Scottish Borders. Connecting people to places makes for a more memorable experience and helps people experience, not just observe – it is our culture! We want you to be part of who we are and what we do, we want you to feel local and immerse yourself in our destination. Let us bring it alive.
Midlothian and the Scottish Borders have a distinctive and Scottish personality. Whatever Scottish experience visitors are looking for, they can find it here. Best of all, they can enjoy it within easy reach of the major cities of Scotland’s central belt - and it’s also easy to reach from the cities of the North of England.
We have created interactive routes, maps and itineraries to navigate you through this hidden gem of destination and we bring it alive through songs, myths, legends and narrated guided tours. Our routes and itineraries cover routes including walking, driving, cycling, equestrian and Borders Railway. You are able to select routes that are of individual / group interest or create your own. There is no better way to explore this destination – showcasing all the best places to stay, eat, visit and enjoy.