Welcome to the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is an inspiring place to invest, live, work, learn and visit.

This website is your guide to the Scottish Borders. It has been designed to provide you with a range of information to help you to take full advantage of the opportunities this unique destination provides.

Heart of Hawick and Heritage Hub
Melrose town centre
Farrier at work
Eribé Knitwear Design
Scottish Borders campus, Galashiels
St Abbs
Earlston High School
Whitmuir Organics


Thinking of establishing, expanding or relocating your business? The Borders offers a cost competitive location and an excellent quality of life. We can help you find property, source funding and business support or access economic data.


Create an excellent lifestyle for you and your family. From bustling towns to picturesque villages, excellent schools, outdoor activities and sports, all set amidst breathtaking countryside, it is hard to find a better place to live and work.


The Borders offers the opportunity to perfect the live-work balance, with high employment levels and above average rates of self-employment many choose to live and work in the Borders, whilst others prefer to commute to nearby centres.


The Scottish Borders provides a stimulating setting where individuals, families and businesses can learn new skills – whether it be pre-school, school, further & higher education, business skills or adult and community learning.


Rich in culture and heritage,Scottish Borderers are renowned for their warm and friendly welcome. As a visitor, you’ll be spoilt for choice – stunning landscapes, plenty to see and do, excellent accommodation and fantastic food.