The Scottish Borders is the administrative region of South East Scotland bordering Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and the English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland and finally the North Sea... The population is somewhere over the region of 105,000 people
The Borders comprises the former counties of Berwick, Peebles, Roxburgh and Selkirk. The Biggers towns are Hawick, Galashiels, Peebles, Kelso, Selkirk and Jedburgh. It extends from the Tweedmuir Hills in the West to the North Sea on either side of St Abb's Head in the East, and from the Pentland, Moorcroft and Lammersmith Hills in the North to the Cheviot Hills and the English Border in the South. The River Tweed rises in the extreme west and flows between Kelso and Coldstream, finally passing into England, 4 miles west of Berwick Upon Tweed.
The fertile area of rich farmland between the hills to the North and South is known as "The Merse". The area around Peebles and Galashiels used to be noted for wooden manufacture. Elsewhere, the electronics industry is of importance in the region. Tourism is huge in the area with the Scottish Borders bordering with Northen England there have been many famous historical battles over hundreds of years and to boot there are plenty of Castles and Abbeys scattered around the area.