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Scotland in a Snapshot brings a unique experience that celebrates the best of what Scotland has to offer in just one day.  The South of Scotland has so much to offer and we are certain that our Scotland in a Snapshot tour will give you a true and full flavour of Scotland in miniature – not to mention an abundance of fantastic photo opportunities along the way.

 

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Caerlaverock Castle

The beautiful and evocative triangular shaped Caerlaverock Castle was one of Scotland’s strongest Medieval Castles. Today it is its stunning beauty and fantastic double moat structure that brings visitors from across the world to this incredible site.

Caerlaverock Castle

Talla Reservoir

The stunning Views as you descend into the valley which contains the Reservoir is quite breathtaking and considered one of the best views anywhere in Scotland. Talla Reservoir, located a mile from Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders, Scotland, is an earth-work dam fed by Talla Water. It was opened in 1899

Talla Reservoir

Grey Mare's Tail

The Grey Mare’s Tail Nature reserve is best known for its magnificent waterfall – the fifth highest in the UK – and uniquely dramatic scenery. The tumbling waters from Loch Skeen high above cascade down the ancient rocks as the features of this incredible hanging valley gradually unfold.

Grey Mare's Tail

Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. It is in Dumfries and Galloway, near the mouth of the River Esk and was historically the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Today Gretna Green is one of the world's most popular wedding destinations, hosting over 5,000 weddings each year and one of every six Scottish weddings.

Gretna Green
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Mark and Lesley guided us around some fascinating sites within the region, some of which we did not know were there - even as locals!  The day was informative, relaxed and a great way to see around the wonderful, beautiful part of the world that we live in.

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The history, scenery and culture of Southern Scotland needs to be told and Lesley and Mark offer a fantastic balance of story telling and insightful knowledge of the area.

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A great video showing just a few of the fantastic stops on our Scotland in a Snapshot Day Tour!

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The Scottish Borders
📹 St Mary's Loch, Talla & Megget Reservoirs by Marcin Kowalewczany

🏞️ St Mary's Loch is the largest natural loch in the Scottish Borders, and is situated on the A708 road between Selkirk and Moffat, about 45 miles south of Edinburgh.

It is 3.1 miles long and 0.62 miles wide, and was created by glacial action during the last ice age.

🌊 The loch is fed by the Megget Water, which flows in from the Megget Reservoir, and is the source of the Yarrow Water, which flows east from the loch to merge with the Ettrick Water above Selkirk.

⛪ The loch takes its name from a church dedicated to St Mary which once stood on its northern shore, although only the burial ground is now visible ✝️

📚 Local legend has it that the loch has no bottom, and it is reputed to be the coldest loch in Scotland ❄️

Immediately upstream from St Mary's Loch is the smaller Loch of the Lowes.

Between the two is Tibbie Shiel's Inn, an 18th-century coaching inn, which was frequented by the Border poet James Hogg (1770–1835) ✍🏻

👤 A statue of Hogg is located close to the inn.

🚶The Southern Upland Way and Sir Walter Scott Way long-distance walking routes both pass the shores of the loch 🗺️

Talla Reservoir, located a mile from Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders, Scotland, is an earth-work dam fed by Talla Water. The reservoir is supplemented by water from the nearby Fruid Reservoir.

ℹ️ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Loch & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talla_Reservoir

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The history, scenery and culture of Southern Scotland needs to be told and Lesley and Mark offer a fantastic balance of story telling and insightful knowledge of the area.

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Southern Scotland has a unique landscape and culture which is both evocative and beautiful – Scotland in a Snapshot captures the very, very best of this stunning corner of Scotland.

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