• It's safe to say Aikwood Tower is no ordinary holiday rental...all rooms are individual and charming...incredibly comfortable Swedish DUX beds...

    Red Magazine
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • A fabulous Christmas in the most special of buildings. We have enjoyed making some very precious family memories.

    The Woods Family, Christmas 2014
  • The most magical place, the ambience, decor, attention to detail just perfect. Nothing was missing, everything you could possibly want was there. We WILL be back!

    The Grant Family, August 2015, Austria
  • We spent a fabulous week here at Aikwood. The Tower is stunning & does not disappoint. The attention to detail really makes it! Very sorry to leave.

    Nigel & Jackie, November 2016
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • A stay at Aikwood was a birthday treat, and has to be one of the best i have ever had. Wonderful place. We will be back!

    The Bothwell Family, Aberdeen, February 2015

Inaugural Conference Helps Boost Tourism Visitors to Area

Tourism businesses, local MPs and councillors from the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys gather at Aikwood Tower for their very first local Tourism Conference.

The Conference, hosted by the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys Tourism Association (EYVTA) will focus on how best to develop local tourism and visitor attractions, increasing visitor numbers to the area.

Attendees will hear from a range of speakers including VisitScotland and will have the opportunity to take part in discussion groups and workshops that will help form part of the EYVTA plans for 2016 and beyond.  There will also be an exhibition showcase of local produce and attractions.

Lindsay Lewis, Chair, Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys Tourism Association said:

"We're incredibly excited about bringing together our local tourism businesses for the first time. The day will provide a stimulating forum for businesses and interested parties in the valleys and surrounding areas to really get their heads together and identify how we can all work in partnership for the benefit of the community."

The Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys Tourism Association (formerly Group) was established in 2011 through the Valleys Development Project funded by LEADER.  Around 35 local tourism businesses are part of the Association whose aims include increasing the number of visitors to the valleys and promoting the support and development of new businesses in the area.  At present there are no paid staff and all activity is undertaken on a voluntary basis.

For further information about the Ettrick and Yarrow Tourism Association please contact Linda Jackson, Secretary, on lindajack57@btinternet.com.

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