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Welcome to Melrose and Melrose Living

Melrose Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in Melrose and the Scottish Borders. Whether you live, work, or just visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore.  Melrose Living also has news and stories about what’s happening in and around Melrose.

Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders

Melrose is a small, pretty town on the River Tweed, with a spectacular abbey and lovely setting at the foot of the Eildon Hills. It’s surrounded by picturesque villages and home to the world-famous Rugby Sevens, with cultural highlights including Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House and the Borders Book Festival. With plenty of great small shops and eateries, it’s a definite draw for visitors!

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

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Enjoying Autumn in Melrose and the Scottish Borders…

Exploring Melrose and the Scottish Borders in the Autumn is something to enjoy.  The colours of the landscape are spectacular.  There are many places to visit including castles, abbeys, stately homes, grand heritage houses, not to mention the many paths in the area and along the river Tweed.

If you are staying in Melrose and looking to explore one of the regions most majestic buildings then take a trip to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

There are so many things to do in and around Melrose, the discovery is endless and there is an activity to suit everyone – from easily accessible gardens and nature parks to some of the best country walks and cycling tracks for the more active.

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The Gallery Melrose

Iain Loudon and David Wallace, both keen art enthusiasts, have established this high-quality Art Gallery offering an eclectic mix of original art and gifts for sale, including paintings, ceramics, pottery, wood carving, designer jewellery and hand-blown glass pieces.

Gift items such as prints, cards, candles, handbags, purses, quaichs and other items are also available.

Make sure when you are next in Melrose, that you make time to pop into The Gallery Melrose and have a browse.

The Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is rich in history and along with the many historic houses and buildings, the region has four magnificent ruined abbeys to explore.

The other three abbeys are located in Dryburgh (6.8miles), Kelso (14.2miles) and Jedburgh (13.2miles). All are within driving distance from Melrose. More information on the abbeys can be found under the tourism section.


Visiting Edinburgh

Melrose is just over an hour from Edinburgh and can be reached by car using either the A68 which goes through Melrose and Lauder or the A7 through Galashiels and Stow.

If you’re looking to explore the city for a day, watch a show or see the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo then you can get the bus, drive or walk to Tweedbank as it is a short distance. The Borders Waverley train to Edinburgh runs every half hour throughout the day with the last train leaving Edinburgh just before midnight.

Visiting Scott’s View

Scott’s View is a stunning viewpoint that looks out onto the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills. This viewpoint was one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite places to come.

If you are a tourist or someone that has never visited Scott’s View before, then we highly recommend it as it is truly breath-taking.

Scott’s View can be accessed via Melrose or St Boswells. Parking is available at the viewpoint.

Finding your way around Melrose Living…

Melrose Living Header 1bIf you live or work in Melrose or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Melrose’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Melrose Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses as well as for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Melrose Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Melrose either for the day or longer.

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Throughout 2017 the site will be under constant development – some sections are still to be populated with information and businesses.