VISITORS to the Tweed Valley now have more information on the local sites and places to go, thanks to a local tourism group.

To help people find their way around, Tweed Valley Tourism BID – a coalition of Peeblesshire businesses aiming to make the area a "world-class activity destination" – has created a pocket-sized map, detailing things to do and see.

Attractions featured in the map include the Great Polish Map of Scotland at Barony Castle, to Bowhill House.

“We hope the new map will not only help welcome visitors but also guide them so that they have the very best experience while here,” said Rich Rowe, project officer at the Tweed Valley Tourism BID.

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He added: “We know that many visitors use apps and online guides when visiting, but there is still a huge appetite for print maps – particularly ones that highlight a variety of experiences for all ages and interests.”

The double-sided map highlights the range of activities to be found in the Tweed Valley, such as horse riding, walks, mountain biking, fishing and where to spot local wildlife.

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The map also features a newly made visitor charter, encouraging visitors to shop local, clean up their litter, and showing consideration to the local communities.

As coronavirus restrictions ease, Tweed Valley Tourism BID project manager Emma Guy says the group is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the region again.

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She said: “It’s wonderful to see visitors return in such numbers and we look forward to helping them enjoy the area in a way that is also positive for local communities."

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