Ian takes visitors on Borders Journeys

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A NEW service has been set up offering guided tours of the Borders and Dumfriesshire.

Ian Walker launched Borders Journeys so that local residents and visitors to the south of Scotland can enjoy small, friendly, and individually designed guided tours to spectacular outdoor scenery, stately homes and historic towns.

Ian is planning to promote local businesses by including visits to selected shops, tea rooms and local crafts outlets. He intends to work closely with companies, hotels, guest houses and B&Bs throughout the area to provide a valuable service for their clients and visitors.

“I was born and raised on the family farm near Lockerbie which had been in my dad’s family for generations. My mum was raised in the Yarrow Valley in Selkirkshire; hence my love for both regions,” said Ian.

“After I left the civil service last year, I returned to the south of Scotland to fulfil my dream. Launching Borders Journeys is my opportunity to share the history, beauty and culture of the Scottish Borders and Dumfriesshire with visitors from home and abroad.

“I pass on more than just historical facts; I tell local stories that my parents and grandparents told me. With my trusted minibus Jeannie, named after my granny who inspired me, we will escort and charm our visitors by promoting the diversity of our region,” said Ian, pictured below.

For more information on Borders Journeys, log on to www.bordersjourneys.co.uk or contact Ian directly on 01896 822690.