THE Borders features in a new VisitScotland video celebrating the return of tourism.
The industry, which was severely affected by coronavirus restrictions, has begun welcoming back visitors.
In the promotional film released this week, St Abbs harbour in Berwickshire makes an appearance – and so does Glentress-based mountain biking coach Andy Barlow.
VisitScotland’s marketing director Vicki Miller said: “This film celebrates the huge variety of activities we have right across the country, showing you don’t have to travel too far to have a fantastic experience.”
She added: “We ask that people follow the recommended guidelines, book in advance and respect the local communities so there’s something to enjoy for everyone.”
Scottish tourism secretary Fergus Ewing said: “It’s been an extremely tough period for Scotland’s tourism sector but thanks to everyone’s efforts in suppressing the virus, we are now at the stage where we can warmly welcome visitors once again.
“VisitScotland’s marketing campaign will be instrumental in encouraging people back to our hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions.
“Our country has so much to offer and I hope people in Scotland take this opportunity to book a well-deserved break, and support our world-class tourism industry in turn.
“With guidance for businesses and visitors now in place, I would encourage anyone looking to enjoy our attractions, cities and rural areas to plan ahead and familiarise themselves with advice on how to do so safely, whilst respecting local communities.”
The film, which has been shown on TV since its launch on July 15, can be viewed here.