Autumn visitor numbers fall in Borders
Published: 5 Oct 2012 07:300 comments
And they're trying to get people back in by promoting Autumnal Breaks - with a direct mail campaign aimed at nearby regions.
Using the region's rich heritage and picturesque landscape, VisitScotland hope to pull in more tourists from around Central Scotland and Northumbria.
Councillor Stuart Bell, Scottish Borders Council's Executive Member for Economic Development said: "Autumn is the perfect time to visit the Scottish Borders.
"Visitors can pack a fishing rod and head for the River Tweed, or get out into the countryside to explore some of the 1500km of walking trails and cycling routes.
"It's a great time to see historic castles and country estates in stunning autumn colours, and to sample some local food and experience a genuine Borders' welcome."
Paula McDonald, Regional Director for VisitScotland, said: "Our latest campaign will show of the region's best assets, encouraging people to find out more information and book a break in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland."