Heading North?

 This page is a summary of member's suggestions for good places to visit as you travel north. 

 Favourite Stops

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 Mapa Scotland

If you are visiting Edinburgh or just passing through, this is a worthwhile detour. It’s on the road between Edinburgh and Peebles.

The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a large three-dimensional, outdoor concrete scale model of Scotland,locatedinthe grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel, outside the village of Eddleston near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It is also known as the Mapa Scotland or the Barony Map. Wikipedia

St Boswells Book Shop, Cafe and Deli

If you are travelling north on the Jedburgh road, a good place to stop is The Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells. The bookshop contains over 7000 titles catering for all tastes including a very good children's section. There is a wellstockeddeliand  acoffeeshop serving soups, sandwiches, light meals and home baking. There is also a homewear section focussing on independent artisan suppliers from the UK & abroad. The Mainstreet Trading Company won Deli of theYear 2014and wonthe IndependentBookshop of theYear 2012.
Well worth a visit. 

The Mainstreet Trading Company

The Mainstreet
Trading Company
Main Street, St Boswells
Scottish Borders 

Tel. 01385824087

 The Borders Railway

With the new line scheduled to take its first passengers from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in September this clip, the latest in a series of videos gives an insight into some structural work involved in  re-opening the line.

Borders Railway Structures Video