Bisley at Braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood - Flush Drive

Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience

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 Scotland’s first full-bore rifle pipe range.

Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome for individual, shared, group or private events. Bisley also hosts regular Young Shots and Ladies days, for kids and women respectively. The best part is no experience is necessary – anyone can come along.

Facilities & Tuition

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

Opening Times

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

Contact Bisley at Braidwood

Braidwood
Midlem
Selkirk
TD7 4QD

01835 870280

Email: braidwood@bisleyshooting.co.uk

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Riddell Estate

Riddell Estate bridge

Scottish Borders Tourist Attraction

Riddell Estate, which has its roots in the 12th century, is a working estate with organic farming, commercial woodland, field sports and 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.

Points of Interest

Riddell Estate has sheep, cattle and a variety of crops. One of its key attractions 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 River 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 Farm.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottage

Riddell Estate has a self-catering holiday cottage, which sleeps up to six guests. The cottage has its own kennel and is surrounded by views of green fields and sheep, next to the Ale River and located down a quiet private track. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

Contact Riddell Estate

Riddell Estate
Riddell House
Lilliesleaf
Roxburghshire
TD6 9JP

01835 870 309

Email: enquiries@riddellestate.co.uk

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Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

Ian Stark Equestrian Centre Indoor School showjumping

Horse Riding in the Scottish Borders

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

The 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 organisation interested in running their own events. The café also serves delicious food and drinks during events.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week. Closed for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Contact Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

Ian Stark Equestrian Centre
Greenhill Farm
Selkirk
TD7 4NP

01750 20202

Email: info@ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk

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Synton Mains Estate

Synton Mains self-catering holiday cottages

Holiday Cottages & Golf Driving Range

Synton Mains is a beautiful country estate with its very own 10-bay golf driving range and small private loch with the River Ale running through the Valley. The estate is centrally located for a number of activities in the Scottish Borders, as well as sporting pursuits, festivals, historic houses, castles and interesting gardens. For those seeking peace and tranquillity, there is an abundance of fawn and flora on your doorstep. Why not take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels and take in the stunning scenery along the way?

Opening Times

Driving Range only: Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Holiday Cottages: Open all year

Contact Synton Mains Farm

Synton Mains Farm
Ashkirk
Selkirk
Scottish Borders
TD7 4PA

01750 32388  or 07974 706194

Email: info@syntonmains.com

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Sandystones B&B

Sandystones B&B

Bed & Breakfast in the Scottish Borders

Experience life on a working farm with a stay at Sandystones B&B in the Scottish Borders. The farm is home to Aberdeen Angus cattle and organic free-range hens, as well as a variety of crops, Kune Kune pigs and even llamas! Situated between Jedburgh and St Boswells, Sandystones is the perfect base for exploring the Scottish Borders, from historic castles to country houses and medieval abbeys. Families are very welcome to stay and stabling for horses is available.

Opening Times

Closed Christmas & Easter

Contact Sandystones B&B

Sandystones
Ancrum
Jedburgh
TD8 6UP

01835 830507

Email: philly.lee@hotmail.co.uk

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New Woll Estate

Woll Golf Course - Bunkers

Woll Golf Course, Restaurant & Holiday Cottages

New Woll Estate is home to the Woll Golf Course, restaurant and holiday cottages, perfect for a relaxing break in the Scottish 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 play golf to enjoy a break at the Estate. Visit the award-winning restaurant, which serves 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, coffee, bring the children or a romantic setting to dine or even get married!

Scottish Borders Golf Course

The golf course itself is an 18-hole parkland course following the gentle contours of the Ale Water 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.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Contact New Woll Estate

New Woll Estate
Ashkirk
Selkirkshire
TD7 4PE

For Restaurant and golf bookings please call 01750 32711

For Accommodation bookings please call 01750 32799

Email: info@wollgolf.co.uk

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Sealpin Gundogs

Sealpin Gundogs on Riddell Estate bridge

Gundog Training in the Scottish Borders

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

Sealpin has a holiday cottage at Riddell Estate, which sleeps up to six guests. The cottage has its own kennel and is surrounded by views of green fields and sheep, next to the Ale River and located down a quiet private track. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

Opening Times

Every day 7am – 7pm.

Visits/sessions by appointment only.

Contact Sealpin Gundogs

07731 538941

Email: sealpingundogtraining@gmail.com

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Clerklands Fly Fishing

Clerklands - Fly Fishing - Jetty

Trout Fishing in the Scottish Borders

Clerklands Fly Fishery is a beautiful loch in the Scottish Borders, which is around 4 acres in size and up to 25ft deep in places. It provides a tranquil place to fish for trout in Scotland and have a relaxing day. Set within the Riddell Estate, the Clerklands Fishery lies about 5 minutes’ drive from Selkirk and 10 minutes from Hawick. Travel time from Edinburgh is around 1 hour and from Newcastle, around 1.5 hours. The Fishery has 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.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottage

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

Opening Times

8:30 – Dusk

Open all year round

Contact Clerklands Fly Fishery

Clerklands Fly Fishery
Mandarin House
Clerklands
Melrose
TD6 9JR

01835 870519 or 07732 775845

Email: zyz19718@hotmail.com or peterforsyth1966@hotmail.com

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