I am working on finding the most reliable tour companies who will assist you in finding the sites that will bring you closer to your ancestral roots in the Borders. It is a work in progress, but this is what I have so far as a reputable tour company!
A new tour company is starting up from the Castle and Clans Ltd. tour company in Hawick. It’s called The Reiver’s Road Ltd. and they are working on their webpage now. We hope to be working closely with them to help descendants learn about their ancestors and the Borderlands. You can reach Alastair at the link below.
Clans and Castles, Ltd. – Alastair Cunningham is the owner. This company is based in Hawick so they are very familar with the Borders. They provide a varying array of options for tours not only in the Borders but around Scotland.
Their address is: Coille House, Appletreehall, Hawick, TD9 8RS;
tel: +44 (0) 1450 371719; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Armstrong Border Tours – Adam Armstrong- Crisp owns and operates from Langholm in the heart of the Reivers Debatable Lands.
My tours are all about the Scottish and English border region. I operate a fully licensed vehicle and have extensive experience on tour operations and the history of the region. These tours are all about fun and seeing the incredible places our region has to offer, as well as learning all about it’s fascinating history.
Stories, stories, stories.. history resonating down the ages. Passed from person to person, from father to son; our family trees could be hiding a historical figure Admiral Nelson, Florence nightingale or even James VI of Scotland himself. One’s research can take you far and wide and discover amazing feats of bravery and courage. That’s what makes history so exciting, somewhere in our lineages could be hiding a pioneer of the modern world; a hero of a dastardly fought campaign or a story of rags to riches millionaire.
In every generation is a story worth sharing. That was my call, after learning of my heritage I made a goal to learn all I could. History has fascinated me from an early age, I wrote about the titanic and the industrial revolution for my history projects at school. To hear my grandfather, talk about his war stories was what started me on the road to where I am today.