Literary Trails and Itineraries


Supporting and encouraging “Slow Tourism”, these nine trails and itineraries have been created to take the visitor across the South following the footsteps of the writers such as Burns, Buchan, Hogg and Scott and providing inspiration for the traveller to explore towns and hearing the stories told by the local communities.

Press Coverage and stats:

  • 22 towns explored
  • 250 points of interest listed
  • 800 miles travelled

Promotion of Burns and Tapestry Itineraries (January 2023)

  • Scottish Field article
  • Additional coverage including The National, Metro Scotland, Scottish Field, The Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio Dumfries, Radio Borders and West FM.

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