Heriot Toun in summer

A Wee Bit About Heriot

300m up in the Moorfoot Hills, a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders, Heriot is rural and peaceful with miles of idyllic walking and cycling, yet is only 40 minutes from Edinburgh, 30 minutes from Galashiels, with Gorebridge and Newtongrange only 10 minutes away if you need supplies. We are easily accessible by car or public transport (bus stop 1 mile from the studio, train stops at Gorebridge and Stow).

Road to Heriot from InnerleithenOnce you're in Heriot you know you've arrived in the Borders. Driving south on the A7, the wide open landscape of Middleton Moor gives way to the softer rolling hills of what is recognised as true Border countryside.

This small farming village has a rich artistic and musical history. Members of The Incredible String Band lived next door in Heriot Toun Cottages whilst potters and painters lived in the village itself. William Gillies, the renowned Scottish artist who lived nearby in Temple regularly painted here. Even now, we still have a splattering of artists around.

It is believed that the last wolf in Britain was shot here, on Heriot Toun Hill! If you would liked to find out more about Heriot please visit http://www.heriot.info.

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