The North West
The north-western corner of the Borders is more elevated, lonely moorland with fewer trees and isolated little communities. Broughton, 10 miles (16km) south-west of Peebles following the B712 was the childhood village of the novelist and governor-general of Canada, John Buchan. There is a well supplied museum inside a converted church, the John Buchan Centre, dedicated to his remarkable career as a barrister, soldier, statesman and creator of fifty books, including The Thirty-nine Steps.
Broughton Place is a modern castle that only looks ancient designed in the 1930's by Sir Basic Spence and a frequent venue for some outstanding contemporary art exhibitions. The gallery is only open in summer.
In the north-west corner of the Borders region the
quaint village of West Linton sits off the busy A702 between Edinburgh and Biggar.
West Linton Golf Club offers an excellent challenge. From West Linton the centre
of Edinburgh is only 16 miles (26km) away to the north.
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