Jedburgh is a pocket rocket in the Scottish Borders.
The problem with Jedburgh is that while the other towns in the Scottish Borders are growing and getting better services this town is stagnating and the population declines.
Thanks to the eagerly anticipated Borders Railway, unassuming towns like Jedburgh will become the destination rather than just the passing place. Now a Historic Scotland property, visitors can literally step into the past and learn about the abbey’s Augustinian beginnings and gradual decline throughout the centuries.
Those who don’t have the attention span for the text descriptions or audio tour can simply meander through the visitor centre and peaceful grounds, admiring the impressive artefacts and evocative architecture.
I come from a small town in the Scottish Borders called Jedburgh.
The town is situated in a very scenic and appealing countryside and has history dating back almost a thousand years.