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Welcome to Duns and Duns Living

Duns Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in Duns and the Scottish Borders. Whether you live or work here, or are visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore, as well as news and stories about what’s happening in the Duns area.


Duns is located in the Scottish Borders and holds many amazing and beautiful characteristics.

Duns has a great history as Duns Castle was built around 1320 by Randolph Earl of Moray, who was, in fact, the nephew of King Robert the Bruce. Duns Castle is an appealing and exquisite piece of architecture and makes for excellent viewing.

Duns also features many beautiful historical locations which are perfect for exploring.

Manderston House is a prime of an Edwardian house with its spellbinding rooms and sprawling grounds. One of the main events in Duns is the Summer Festival, which was set up in the mid-twentieth century and features many exciting and exhilarating events.

The Duns summer week also includes a marvelous common riding that involves rides from both Duns and all over the Borders coming to ride in this spectacular event.

The Duns Golf Club is located in a beautiful geographical location and features many spectacular rounds which make for an excellent day at the Gold course.

Duns also has great hospitality which makes it a fantastic place for eating out and sleeping.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.


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Scottish Borders Living-9791Jim Clark

If you have an interest in racing, then a visit to the Jim Clark Room is a must.  Located near to the main square, the Jim Clark exhibition showcases the life and career of Scotland’s British Formula One racing driver.

Jim Clark moved to a farm near Duns with his family when he was just a young boy.  He went on to become a successful racing driver, winning two World Championships in 1963 and 1965, before a tragic racing accident in Hockenheim ended his life in 1968.


Scottish Borders Living-9962Exploring the Scottish Borders Region

Duns is located towards the east of the region, west of Berwick upon Tweed and north of Coldstream. It is half way in-between the A1 running from Alnwick through to Berwick upon Tweed up to Edinburgh and the A697 running from Coldstream up to the A68 at Carfraemill.

There are many towns to explore within easy reach from Duns including, Coldstream, Lauder, Kelso, and Eyemouth. Closer to Duns are villages including Polwarth, Gavinton, Preston, and Chirnside.


Scottish Borders Living-9494The Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders has four magnificent ruined abbeys to explore. These are located in Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. All are within easy reach to Duns. More information on the abbeys can be found under the tourism section – click here.

These are located in Melrose (23 miles), Dryburgh (25 miles), Kelso (17 miles) and Jedburgh (28 miles). All are within easy reach to Duns and have some great places to explore along the way.


Edinburgh-2257Visiting Edinburgh

Duns is just over an hour from Edinburgh (45 miles) and is easy to get to.

If you’re looking to visit the city to explore, watch a show or to see the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, then you can travel by car via the A697 picking up the A68.

Don’t want to drive all the way?  You can pick up the train at Dunbar (22 miles) just off the A1, which will take you to Edinburgh Waverley station.


Town Survey – Your views are important to us

If you have visited Hawick, then we want to hear your views and opinions on the town. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete. Every month all completed surveys from the Scottish Borders Living network of town sites will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Scottish Borders hamper.

Please click here to complete the survey.


Finding your way around Duns Living…

DunsIf you live or work in Duns or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Duns’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Duns Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses and also for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Duns Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Duns either for the day or longer.


We would love to hear from you…

If you would like to get in touch with us at Melrose Living to promote an event, discuss a local issue or if you want to get involved then email: enquiries@scottishbordersliving.co.uk

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