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Visit Scotland Encourages Travelers to Visit it by Train

News Visit Scotland organization continues a number of promotional activities to attract more visitors to the Scottish Borders. This summer, it offers travelers to attend the unique Common Ridings event and several interesting festivals.

These events will help visitors learn more about the history and identity of the region, its fantastic traditions and celebrations. Travelers will witness an old tradition of gathering horses and riders in one of the 11 towns of the region for summer. This is the only time when visitors can see mesmerizing equine performances and participate in a list of exciting activities that are suitable for adults and parents with children.

The Borders towns greet these fabulous events in turn, so travelers can be sure that there is always something interesting going on and they will not miss any event. In June, July, and August, local communities always have various interesting celebrations, including fancy dress parades and torchlight processions. Many festivals are particularly appealing for children as local kids take a leading role in them.

As the Borders Railway is open again, it is now even easier for travelers to participate in the renowned Borders Common Ridings. This year is the Year of Young People in Scotland, so the region’s tourism organization particularly encourages families and young people to visit these fabulous events and enjoy a few days in a fantastic atmosphere. The Common Ridings is widely recognized as one of the oldest equestrian festivals in the world, so it is a fantastic opportunity to visitors to get acquainted with the heritage of the region.

Pipe bands, hundreds of galloping horses, performances of street musicians and actors, dancing, and delicious food are just some elements of the holiday. Every year, the Common Ridings event attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Scotland. This year, the region hopes to attract more young visitors who now can travel with comfort using the Borders Railway. A chain of interesting events will help visitors from across the country to enjoy local heritage and the natural beauty of the Borders. For local Scottish businesses and local communities, it is a great way to boost their performance as tourism has always been a key economic sector for Scotland.


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