Best of the Scottish Borders

Who are we?

We’re the 1700 or so residents of Earlston who love this beautiful Borders village with its terrific community spirit, facilities and its general all round greatness. OTT? We don’t think so, and after you’ve had a look around we’re sure you’ll agree. Getting to and from Edinburgh is no problem by car, bus or the marvelous Borders Railway. And whether you like to roam the gorgeous forests and countryside, stroll by the river (or have a swim), climb the Black Hill, meet with like minded folk in the many social clubs, fish for salmon, grayling, sea and brown trout, watch or play rugby, football, golf and bowls, eat out or just chill and chat in a cosy pub with a glass of something nice, Earlston is the place.

Where is Earlston?

Earlston's on the A68 which runs from Darlington in County Durham to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, through beautiful countryside, over rivers Tees, Wear and Tyne, up through the high moors of Northumbria, the Kielder Forest, over the Carter Bar into Scotland and on through the lovely unspoilt Borders. We're about 30 miles South of Edinburgh, 1 mile North of the River Tweed, into which our River Leader flows. Check out some of the views below the map.

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River Leader at Earlston

Our River Leader on its way to meet the Tweed a mile South

The Eildons viewed across the Tweed

The Eildons from Scott's View


It's Scotland ... there's heather!

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