Bisley at Braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood is Scotland’s largest sporting clay shooting ground located on a stunning estate in the Scottish Borders just south of Edinburgh. The ground also has skeet, the country’s most versatile Pay & Play shoot and is home to the country’s first full-bore rifle pipe range.

Whether a complete novice or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome for individual, shared, group or private events. We also host regular Young Shots & Ladies days. No experience necessary.

Bisley at Braidwood offers the same world-leading facilities and tuition as its sister club in Surrey and is a destination for all the family, offering:

  • A comfortable clubhouse, café and delicious restaurant
  • The first full-bore pipe range in Scotland offering an unrivalled environment for the rifle shot.
  • Extraordinarily simulated game experiences to challenge the most experienced shot
  • A working gunroom
  • A sporting retail store


9am – 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 3pm Sundays. Closed Monday.


Braidwood, Midlem, Selkirk TD7 4QD


Riddell Estate

Riddell, which has its roots in the 12th century, is a working estate with organic farming, commercial woodland, field sports & other diversified enterprises.

Riddell was home to the Riddell family for 700 years until it was purchased by the Sprots in 1823 whose direct descendants, the Grant family still run it.

Riddell Estate has sheep, cattle and a variety of crops. One of its key features is Riddell Tower, also known as the General’s Tower which is surrounded by beautiful woodland. Riddell, in its entirety is a species rich, bio-diverse natural environment. It is a fertile homeland to roe- deer and many native birds such as woodpeckers and herons.

The Ale Water runs through the heart of Riddell which is home to Clerklands Fly Fishery and Sealpin Gundogs. The estate lies a field away from Ian Stark Equestrian Centre and borders with Whitmuir.

We have a Holiday Cottage at Riddell Estate which sleeps up to 6 guests. The cottage has its own kennel and is surrounded by views of green fields and sheep, next to the river and located down a quiet private track. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.


Riddell Estate, Riddell House, Lilliesleaf, Nr Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9JP (FB)

01835 870 309

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Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

The centre offers riding lessons and expansive hacking and trekking – taking over the reins from Dryden Riding Centre, which Jenny started 40 years ago with just six highland ponies. ISEC now has around 40 horses and ponies and is busy for lessons and hacking 7 days a week. The centre is BHS approved and all instructors are first aid trained and have full disclosures. There is also the opportunity to have lessons with Ian Stark on your own horse.

The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is a Scottish forum for competitions and training in all equestrian disciplines. Further details can be found in the fixtures section of the website. The arena and facilities are available to hire to any organization interested in running their own events. Cafe serves delicious food and drinks during events.


Open 7 days a week. Close the trekking centre for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.


Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Greenhill Farm, Selkirk, TD7 4NP

01750 20202

Synton Mains Estate Holiday Cottages & Golf Driving Range

Country Estate with its very own 10 bay Golf Driving Range and small private loch with the River Ale running through the Valley. Centrally located for all activities, sporting pursuits, festivals, historic houses, Castles and interesting gardens or those who seek just peace and tranquillity. Abundance of fawn and flora on your doorstep. Why not try the new train route to Edinburgh from Galashiels and take in the stunning scenery along the way?


Range only-Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Cottages-Open all year


Synton Mains Farm, Ashkirk, Selkirk, Scottish Borders Scotland  TD7 4PA

01750 32388  or 07974 706 194

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Sandystones B&B

Come and stay at Sandystones and learn about life on a working farm. We rear Aberdeen Angus cattle, have a flock of organic free range hens, grow a variety of crops and even have a few Kune Kune pigs and a llama!

Our en suite bathrooms have plenty of hot water which will ensure that you have a wonderful nights sleep having had a day discovering the beauty of the Ale Water Valley.

Families welcome and stabling for horses is available.


Closed Christmas & Easter


Sandystones, Ancrum, Jedburgh TD8 6UP

01835 830507

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Set in the private grounds of New Woll Estate are the Woll Golf Course, Restaurant and holiday cottages, perfect for a relaxing break in the Borders. With luxury self-catering houses overlooking the golf course they form the most popular golf resort in the Borders. But you don’t need to golf to enjoy a break at the Estate and the award winning restaurant is open to everyone. Serving high quality homemade meals using fine local produce. Known as a place to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy the steak nights, Sunday Roasts, snacks, a coffee, bring the children or a romantic setting to dine or even get married!

The golf course itself is an 18 hole parkland course following the gentle contours of the Ale valley with mature trees and water features. The peaceful atmosphere and natural environment of the Estate, combined with the first class facilities and course ensure guests get the most out of their experience. So come and join us!


Open 7 days a week, all year with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 1st of January.


New Woll Estate, Ashkirk, Selkirkshire TD7 4PE

For Restaurant and golf bookings please call 01750 32711
For Accommodation bookings please call 01750 32799

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Sealpin Gundogs

Sealpin Gundogs are a professional gundog training kennels based at Riddell Estate. Sealpin Gundogs produce trained Labradors, Cocker and Springer Spaniels and have B&B accommodation available here on Riddell for training holidays. We offer individual and group training sessions for clients with their dogs, have a stud service across the three breeds and house client’s dogs for residential training. Joe Hipwell runs the kennels and demonstrates the Sealpin team at the Royal Highland Show, Scottish Game Fair and many other events.

We have a Holiday Cottage at Riddell Estate which sleeps up to 6 guests. The cottage has its own kennel and is surrounded by views of green fields and sheep, next to the river and located down a quiet private track. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.


Everyday 7am-7pm. Visit/Sessions by appointment only.


077315 38941

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Clerklands Fly Fishing

Clerklands is a beautiful loch of around 4 acres in size and is up to 25ft deep in places. It is a very tranquil placer to fish and have a relaxing day.

It is set within the Riddell Estate, which lies about 5 minutes’ drive frome Selkirk and 10 minutes from Hawick.

Travel time from Edinburgh is around 1 hour and from Newcastel, around 1 ½ hours.

There is a good number of wild Brown trout for sporting purposes only and Rainbow and Blue trout are stocked regularly, up to double figures in size.

Opening hours are 8:30am – dusk, daily.

If we are not in, please sign in the book and fish, we will be back soon.

Holiday Cottage

If you don’t want to stray far from the fishing, we have a holiday cottage less than 200m from the lake. This single storey house has two en-suite double bedrooms and under floor heating. You can almost cast from your bedroom window!



Open all year around.


Clerklands Fly FIshery, Mandarin House, Clerklands, Melrose, TD6 9JR

01835870519 or 07732775845 or

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