In the Scottish Borders we have the enormous advantage of the Heritage Hub which holds the archived manuscript records for the whole of the Scottish Borders and beyond. It gives access to www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk where all of Scotland’s key family history records are accessible and where, most importantly, you will find people to help you.
Have you links with a farm, or a village, or perhaps a name such as Scott, Elliot, Turnbull, Pringle, Armstrong, Home, Kerr, Rutherford or Douglas?
Did you know that there are over 50 million people wordlwide with Scottish Ancestry.
Did you know that the statue outside the Tower Mill at Hawick, in the picture below, is The Turnbull - turn-bull. The Tower Mill also houses The Heritage Hub which is a great place to start any research.
There are lots of places connected with names from the Borders, in the Borders, which you can visit such as Bowhill, Abbotsford, Smailholm Tower all relating to the name Scott. Ferniehurst Castle, Floors Castle and Jedburgh Abbey, relating to Kerr are just a few examples. There are more examples as well as lots more information to help you start your search in the Scottish Borders in the leaflet prepared by the Scottish Ancestral Tourism Group which can be found here.
There is lots of information on the Visit Scotland website
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