Nestled among beautiful rolling hills and the rugged coastline between Edinburgh and the North of England, the Scottish Borders includes many historic and scenic towns and villages that offer the perfect opportunities for a new work-life balance.
The road networks and improvements to the A7, A68 and A1 enable easy travel from Scottish Borders to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Carlisle in around 90 minutes.
|Glasgow||1hr 20||2hr 10||1hr 40||1hr 40||1hr 50|
|Carlisle||1hr 50||50mins||1hr 20||1hr 35||2hr 30|
|Newcastle||2hr 30||1hr 40||1hr 40||1hr 50||1hr 40|
For a fuller version of distance (in miles) between locations click here.
Regular train services connect the Scottish Borders to all main UK destinations. The Scottish Borders lies 8 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed station on the East Coast main line (with frequent services to London in just under four hours). From Carlisle to London on the West Coast main line is just over 3 hours; Birmingham within 3 hours and Manchester is within 2 hours.
The Scottish Borders is within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle International Airports and the network of international destinations they offer, including New York, Dubai, Toronto, Paris, Berlin and Geneva. Typical drive time from Galashiels, in the central Borders, to Edinburgh Airport is 60 minutes, and around 90 minutes to Newcastle and Glasgow Airports.
Work to create a £295m rail link between Edinburgh and the Borders is well underway, enabling journey times of under an hour from the Borders to Edinburgh, opening up new opportunities to live and work in the Borders. This new train link is due to open in Autumn 2015 and will bring a positive boost to the Borders for commuters.
To find out more about the Border Railway click here.