It was with interest I read about the decline of tourism in the fantastic Scottish Borders. It's true we have the scenery, the golf , the fishing and some of the finest architecture in Britain but there is so much more to the Borders. We have some of the best artists in Britain not only in painting but also glass, photography, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, furniture and many more besides but these do not seem to get the advantage of the publicity that is given to the typical attractions. There is a group that has been together for five years that are trying to bring more people into the Borders not just once a year but throughout the rest of the year and they are Crossing - Borders a vibrant group of artists who take their work very seriously but do not seem to get the recognition they deserve for trying to bring people to the area, not just for the day but for days at a time. We have an art trail that has been going for four years and is getting bigger and better each year but it is self funded by the artists. Whilst I do not have a complaint about that - funding does seems to go to other areas of tourism very easily. Please don't forget that there are dozens of artists in the area. Please support them.
10/13/2013 03:54:36 pm
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