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The Scotland Starts Here app connects visitors to Midlothian & The Scottish Borders. Connecting people to places makes for a more memorable experience and helps people experience, not just observe – it is our culture! We want you to be part of who we are and what we do, we want you to feel local and immerse yourself in our destination. Let us bring it alive.

Midlothian and the Scottish Borders have a distinctive and Scottish personality. Whatever Scottish experience visitors are looking for, they can find it here. Best of all, they can enjoy it within easy reach of the major cities of Scotland’s central belt - and it’s also easy to reach from the cities of the North of England.

We have created interactive routes, maps and itineraries to navigate you through this hidden gem of destination and we bring it alive through songs, myths, legends and narrated guided tours. Our routes and itineraries cover routes including walking, driving, cycling, equestrian and Borders Railway. You are able to select routes that are of individual / group interest or create your own. There is no better way to explore this destination – showcasing all the best places to stay, eat, visit and enjoy.

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

A brand new look and feel.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

The Five Turrets ,

The Scottish Borders unlocked

Great new app for exploring the Scottish Borders. Worth spending a bit of time getting the hang of it - there’s a lot going on - but this helps unlock the previously overlooked borderlands of southern Scotland and makes it a lot easier to plan a stay.
Tip: the tours are good but you need to click on the View Our Map button and then use the Filter button to get the most out of the app. That lets you search for accommodation, attractions, food and drink etc by location.

Jemma Laptop ,

Amazing app to explore this part of Scotland

So great to have a tool that can easily show where to go, what to do and sample itineraries. Love it. Love the audio..: makes you want to explore more and get to know about this amazing part of Scotland!!

Tonyigamer ,

Fantastic guide

A fantastic guide for touring the Scottish Borders, lots of helpful information, an intuitive and well designed app.


54.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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