From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad
Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary
The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary was established in October 2003. Located on an 80 acre estate – The Holmes St. Boswells – the estate has an ambience all its own. Enjoy beautiful views over the River Tweed whatever the season of the year you decide to visit.
Opening times are restricted to weekends – from 2pm until 4.30pm between Easter and New Year. Tokens can be purchased from the Token Shed and used at one of the six feeding stations throughout the sanctuary. The donkeys on the estate are all shapes and sizes and there are also other animals on site including pigs, goats and llamas.
The sanctuary is a charity which relies upon donations. They also rely upon an innovative donkey adoption scheme which you can learn more about on the website. And don’t forget the on site shop where you can purchase lots of donkey related goods.
Enjoy your visit and tell your friends.
Tel: 01835 823468, www.donkeyheaven.org
Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 and is one of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings. The beauty of its setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors for generations.
By the late 18th century Rossyln was starting to appear on travel itineraries and its profile greatly increased after the publication in 2003 of Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code, and the subsequent film.
In 1995, the Rosslyn Chapel Trust was established, a charity to care for the Chapel by overseeing its ongoing conservation. By supporting Rosslyn Chapel by visiting or making a donation, you are helping to look after this remarkable building for future generations.
Just seven miles south of Edinburgh, the chapel is open daily (see website for details).
Tel: 0131 440 2159, www.rosslynchapel.com
Royal Botanic Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in 1670 as a physic garden. It is now a world-renowned centre for plant science, horticulture and education and extends over four gardens (Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan) boasting a rich living collection of plants.
The Royal Botanic Garden has provided pleasure and knowledge for generations of people, and would like to continue to do so long into the future. Not everyone knows this, but the Royal Botanic Garden is a charity and relies on charitable donations for its activities– whether that be saving plants and habitats around the world, or helping children learn to plant seeds right here at home.
Everyone wants the things they love and value to stay. The Royal Botanic Garden encourages people to think about remembering them in your will.
Tel: 0131 248 2987, www.rbge.org.uk/remember