MP visits Borders Glamping near Newcastleton

Borders Glamping, run by Pam and Tom Atkinson from Flatt Farm, just south of Newcastleton, offers B&B from the farmhouse, and accommodation in its glamping cabin. The venture has been so successful, the couple now have plans to build more cabins.

Local MP John Lamont paid the couple a visit to hear about their plans and the positive impact businesses like Borders Glamping can have on the local economy.

Speaking after the visit John Lamont MP said: “The Borders is a world class destination and glamping has become so popular because it offers visitors the feel of the outdoors with all the comforts you need.

“It was great to pay a visit to Borders Glamping and to see their fantastic cabin.

“I understand that Pam and Tom hope to be able to expand their venture, which is great news.

“Businesses like this are great for the local economy and deserve our support. Local shops, pubs and visitor attractions rely on tourists who stay at places like Borders Glamping.”

Pam Atkinson added: “It was great to host John Lamont and to speak to him about our plans for Borders Glamping.

“There is so much to see and do in the Scottish Borders and small businesses like ours are the lifeblood of tourism in the area. Our guests come for the walking, cycling and star gazing and they spend money in Newcastleton’s pubs, shop and fuel station.

“The glamping pod has been a great success and we’re now looking to expand. We just need support and some joined up thinking from the council and other agencies.”