The Scottish Borders Experience
There’s a lot more in Scotland than the familiar scenes of wild Highland hills. We live in the Scottish Borders, a region of exceptional natural beauty that’s often forgotten as a destination. We have a long history, strong heritage and an abundance of hills quite similar to those of the popular Highlands, all within a stones throw (or about an hour) from the heart of Edinburgh - ideal for outlanders and locals alike, especially if you’re short on time and wish to explore and experience part of Scotland’s great outdoors. Enjoy a leisurely drive in our Mercedes Benz through scenic roads, pausing to capture breathtaking images in areas of incredible natural wonder.
Guaranteed to be photo-ready come wind, rain or Scottish sunshine, each unmissable location brings new and exciting opportunities for you and your partner to discover. To finish, a wee dram of local whisky and a bite of homemade shortbread to revive you both after embracing our unpredictable elements! We’ve discovered some of the Borders’ best locations for our handpicked tours, designed to offer everyone a unique photoshoot adventure in the Scottish Borders. Explore each experience today…
To the Castle Ruin
A mere 25 minute train journey south of Edinburgh is enough to land you on the edge of the Scottish Borders. Together we’ll drive across the Midlothian boundary, uncovering the hidden heritage than can be found in this ancient land. With a majestic Castle ruin set in acres of peaceful pasture to explore, you’ll feel at ease with your loved one as you cast relaxed and romantic moments. Remote scenic roads await, winding through rolling countryside on this whistle-stop taste of the region. Breathe in the bracing Borders’ air and share in the forgotten beauty of nature together, captured professionally to enjoy for a long time to come.
Our shortest but quite possibly sweetest session we offer in the Borders. An ideal introduction to our experience outside of the city, perfect for those wanting a taste of our wilder Scottish turf.
Start location: Gorebridge train Station
Duration: 1 hour
Please note: To the Castle Ruin is designed and best experienced as a guided tour in our car. The option to follow in your own vehicle is always available, if preferred. Wellies are strongly advised - all year round!
Capture your moment in time during a photoshoot venture around the Border's historic heartland. Start the adventure on arrival to a remote end-of-the-line railway station, where we'll greet you with our car. From here, enjoy a leisurely drive to one of southern Scotland's more secluded former homes, ideal for intrepid couples looking to create beautiful images in serene surroundings.
The very heart of the Scottish Borders is marked by an iconic hill formation, shaped by ancient volcanic activity, and can be enjoyed intimately all year round. Get to know Scotland’s past volcanic landscape beyond the edge of Arthur’s Seat, away from the city crowds, as we encompass this striking natural monument along our hand-picked route. Our session concludes overlooking a breathtaking vista that’s historically considered the best in the Borders...
Start location: Tweedbank Rail Station
Duration: 2 hours
Please note: Borderland is designed and best experienced as a guided tour in our car. The option to follow in your own vehicle is always available, if preferred. Wellies are strongly advised - all year round!
The Scott’s Blend
If you'd love to sample some of the best of the Borders outside of what's included in our experience listings, then order this from our menu - The Scott’s blend is a delicious unscripted adventure, tailored to individual request for an extended and exclusive Scottish Border experience. We offer this 4 hour outing at a discounted rate, to emphasise our enthusiasm for the area and enable as many people as we can to join with us in experiencing the beauty of the Borders during a fun, romantic and memorable photoshoot.
Order yours today...
Start location: Somewhere in the Scottish Borders...
Duration: 4 hours
The Abbotsford Experience
The author of Romanticism in Scotland, Sir Walter Scott, made the Scottish Borders his home.
His former residence, Abbotsford House, is idyllically situated on the banks of the River Tweed, that runs deep through the very heart of the Borders. The historic house is a living museum of discovery, honouring the 'Great Scot' who popularised so much of Scotland's culture almost 200 years ago.
Discover history alongside capturing the joy of the present day during this unique inclusive experience. Visit the home of Sir Walter Scott and step back in time, enjoying the curious tour of Abbotsford's historical part of the house. Once immersed in the story of the Scott, enjoy a private photoshoot session with us, as we take a turn around the immaculate Regency Walled Garden and grounds of the estate.
Capture your moment in history at one of Scotland's most beloved locations:
Abbotsford, The Home of Sir Walter Scott.
Start location: Abbotsford House
Duration: Approx. 3 hours (historic house tour + photoshoot session)
Please note: The Abbotsford Experience is currently operating in adherence with pre-booked visiting times due to covid. Entry to the historic house is included.