21st September 2022

As British Food Fortnight returns for its 21st year we’re proud to support this national celebration of the food and drink that makes Britain great. For Sous Chef, Emma Paxton championing local suppliers and showcasing the very best flavours of Scotland and the Borders comes as second nature. And with so many top-class local specialities from premium grass-fed beef and lamb to award-winning cheeses, the many diverse species of native pears, apples, and plums and of course the freshest salmon…

4th May 2022

If you’re holidaying with your four-legged friend(s) you’ll find no shortage of beautiful walks to enjoy together. But sometimes a dog walk need only be a potter rather than a full-on hike! For the days when your pooch needs only a mooch, here’s a selection of dog-friendly attractions (where dogs are welcome on a lead in the grounds) within a short drive of Kelso. Many have on-site cafes or tea rooms where you can refuel, or alternatively just ask us…

27th January 2022

From rolling hills and open moorland to rugged coastlines and star-studded skies, Scotland’s Border country has long been capturing the hearts of those who visit.  Add to this some of the world’s best salmon fishing, golf courses, hiking and cycle trails and it’s clear to see why so many succumb to the charms of the Scottish Borders. Kelso, Scotland’s ‘most beautiful’ town is no exception. With picturesque landscapes that belie a colourful past, pretty cobbled streets with traditional markets and…

3rd February 2021

Valentine’s Day feels a little different for all of us this year, so we’ve compiled some of our favourite gift ideas for that romantic gift – we would be (really) happy to receive. There are so many ways to celebrate love in the Scottish Borders and you don’t need to break the bank if you decide to treat yourselves to a romantic weekend getaway. You are sure to find something your favourite person will just love. A romantic getaway to…

10th September 2020

Think of the Scottish Borders and think bikers’ country. Miles and miles of tracks and trails, fabulous forests, lochs and heather-clad hills make the Borders a kind of bikers’ mecca. With an abundance of dedicated way-marked cycle routes stretching from Biggar to Berwick-upon-Tweed there’s plenty to draw two-wheel enthusiasts to the Borders. And then there are the pretty market towns, the magnificent wildlife and the warm Scottish welcome (if not the warm Scottish weather). Oh, and did we mention the…

15th May 2020

Take me to the Borders (by book) There’s no substitute for experiencing in the flesh the area that inspired the works of literary greats like Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan, but we’ve done our best to bring you a flavour of the Scottish Borders in book form. Dive in, explore the landscapes and the culture and find inspiration for your next trip to the Borders.     Whisky Galore, by Compton Mackenzie One of Scotland’s all-time favourites set during the Second…

14th April 2020

HOME Cooking, Ednam-style There’s nothing like being catapulted into lock-down mode to give you a fresh perspective on what you consider to be life’s essentials. During these strange and uncertain times, safeguarding health and happiness has never been a higher priority. For us, food has always ranked highly – giving happiness and comfort. Whether you’ve found the time to unleash your inner master chef, or you’re just keeping up with the demands of a hungry family who need feeding 24-7,…

27th January 2020

One of the first couples to make use of the newly developed ‘Secret Garden’ at Ednam House Hotel were Molly and Jamie Robinson. The couple who are local, with Jamie being raised in Jedburgh, tied the knot literally in a traditional handfasting ceremony, which took place one sunny afternoon last September. Photo credit: McKenzie Photography Molly shared, “The Secret Garden area was simply lovely, and gave us a lovely quiet corner of the stunning grounds at Ednam House in which…

12th March 2018

Ask a group of people to name 10 things associated with Scotland and you could probably put money on tartan being somewhere on the list.  Scotland’s celebrated textile industry is world famous. Today traditionally-produced Scottish tartan, tweed, cashmere and woollens are highly sought after, featuring in the collections at Hermes, Gucci, YSL and Louis Vuitton to name a few – as well as inspiring a new generation of home-spun talent. Having survived the technological revolutions of the past decades, the…

10th October 2017

Under the direction of Head Chef Peter Carr, the Riverside Restaurant in Kelso’s Ednam House Hotel, has been awarded a highly coveted AA Rosette. This is a tremendous achievement for the hotel, Peter who only joined the hotel a year ago, and his talented brigade of chefs. As Head Chef, Peter has exceptional skills, passion and ambition gleaned from some of the leading chefs he has worked with including Heston Blumenthal. In his menus he combines his experimental and inspired…