A few days exploring the Scottish Borders with a view to a possible move there. We explored all the towns in the locality including Galashiels, Jedburgh, Coldstream but kept returning to Kelso as it seems to offer ( minus a cinema) the sort of town where we would like to live. Now we are back in Devon it seems a long way off but as Lol said,a long way off from where? – I guess Taiwan seems like even further, but somehow the continent is a long way away even if Nicola Sturgeon does want Scotland to remain in the EU.
So, Kelso sits on a confluence of the Tweed and the Teviot rivers and is also prone to flooding. The countryside roundabout is rolling fields and twisty lanes and it doesn’t take long to be in the really hilly country of the Cheviots. It is only 45 miles to Edinburgh which you can reach by train from Berwick or the new Tweedbank or drive. The town itself has a variety of small shops and pubs and restaurants as well as a Sainsburys and a Lidle. The roads in the town leading to the main square are all cobbled, as is the main square. It is very fine and some websites describe it as Flemish style.