Jack Macvie (age 3) and Clara Wilson (age 4) both from Stow launching the Beyond Edinburgh pass at Abbotsford.
The Beyond Edinburgh sightseeing pass includes entry to several of the regions’ top visitor attractions including Abbotsford, the former home of Sir Walter Scott; and 15th Century Rosslyn Chapel and can be used from 21st May.
Available to buy online, the mobile-friendly pass has been introduced to increase the number of day visits and overnight trips taken to the regions by those living in or visiting Edinburgh throughout summer and autumn
Launched by Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG), the Beyond Edinburgh pass is the latest in a number of new initiatives by the tourism group and provides visitors with a total saving of over £20 per adult on participating attractions. The pass also comes with savings on food, drink and retail venues across the regions.
Commenting on the launch, MBTAG project manager Jemma Reid said: “We hope that this new pass will encourage visitors and locals alike to make the most of the easy opportunity to travel from the city to experience picture postcard backdrops, fascinating history and the unique attractions of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.
“For a fixed price the Beyond Edinburgh pass is great value and provides access to a host of attractions, either over one day or two, between May and October. Planning days out with the family and friends this summer and autumn couldn’t be easier – buy passes online, hop on the Borders Railway or drive a few miles south and begin exploring the South East of Scotland.”
MBTAG was set up to capitalise on the tourism boost delivered by the opening of the Borders Railway and is backed by Scottish Enterprise and Borders Railway Blueprint partners including Scottish Borders Council, Midlothian Council, VisitScotland, Midlothian Tourism Forum and Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.
The Beyond Edinburgh pass costs from £24 per adult and £10 per child, and can be used until 31 October 2018. A number of accommodation partners are available on the Beyond Edinburgh website for those purchasing a two day pass and who intend to stay overnight.