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Posted on: March 6, 2015

camper rentalEarlier this week, we were looking at camper rental and the growing increase of mountain biking as a holiday sport in Scotland. It’s not everyday that you want to ride along a ridge or career through a forest, however exhilarating. So time for something more leisurely. Roseisle camper rental is situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh and near the Border towns of Hawick and Melrose. It’s about an hour away on the A68 to Hawick, to begin a great journey on the Textiles Trail.

Camper Rental – Textiles, Past and Presents

Scotlands textile history covers many aspects from clan tartans to industrialized jute. The crofting tradition in Harris Tweed also brings a highland strand to the cultural weft. All locations are easily accessible in your camper rental.

Our beautiful cashmere and knitted lambswool garments are frequently seen on international catwalks. Top designers reflect the success our quality merchandise has as our knitwear brings in around £200 million to the Scottish economy.  Textiles are one of our main exports and we love having the opportunity to show that our heritage is still vibrant and evolving.  We firmly believe that seeing local industries and traditions are a great way to get to know a country in a more intelligent way. The beauty of using one of our camper rentals in Scotland is that it is such an ideal way to explore the countryside and have a taste of history as well as retail therapy.

Cashmere, couture & camper rental

Why not take your camper rental to our first destination at Hawick at the Borders Textile Towerhouse. This museum tells the story in photographs and hand on exhibitions. It shows the progression from dyeing wool to carding, spinning, weaving, finishing and design. Along the road from this at the Teviotdale Mills is William Lockie, which makes knitwear collections in merino, cashmere and lambswool.  Hawick Cashmere of Scotland and Johnstones Cashmere offer a great mill shop and visitors centre. Pringle also have a store, ideal for buying quality presents to take home with you. The textile trail brochure can be accessed through scots-borderstextile trail leaflet.

Now take a drive back up to Melrose, a charming borders town complete with abbey, check the opening and closing times.  The abbey has long been thought to contain the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce. It would appear to be true as Historic Scotland, investigated the lead casket as recently as 20 years ago. There are easily accessible places to park your camper rental, behind the main street and up at the old railway station. A good place for lunch would be Burts Hotel, an elegant small country hotel on the main street with well above average food. Much frequented also by locals is the wonderful Harmony House, a key player in the Borders book festival. There is so much more to discover in your camper rental.

Why not call or e mail  Roseisle to check if the camper rental you would like is waiting for you. Your carriage waits.


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