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    36 Reasons Absolutely Everyone Hates The Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders? More like Scottish bore-ders.

    1. A handful of people like to claim that the Scottish Borders are pretty.

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    2. Yeah, right. Everyone knows the Borders are actually ugly as hell.

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    Star trails near Selkirk.

    3. In fact, the whole region is a blighted, urban hellhole.

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    St. Abbs, Berwickshire.

    4. Full of rough, mean, unfriendly types.

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    Highland cows near Baddinsgill.

    5. You won't find any beautiful lochs in the Borders.

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    6. Or dramatic scenery: You only get that up north.

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    7. It's not "proper" Scotland, in other words.

    8. There's absolutely sod-all to do in the Borders.

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    Mountain biking at 7Stanes, Glentress.

    9. Nope, not a single thing.

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    Fishing boat for hire on the River Tweed.

    10. There are no interesting, quirky traditions to explore...

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    Common riding in Langholm.

    11. ...and absolutely no culture at all.

    12. You can give up all hope of finding somewhere scenic to eat, too.

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    Ebbcarrs Café, St Abbs harbour.

    13. There's nowhere decent to go for a drink, either.

    14. And you have to go all the way to Edinburgh to get classy food.

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    Spiced butternut squash soup, Kailzie Gardens Restaurant.

    15. The Borders have never produced any creative or note-worthy people.

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    Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott.

    16. Which is unsurprising really; it's all so ugly and uninspiring.

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    17. Can you imagine actually having to live here? Urgh.

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    18. In fact, it's hard to say anything good about the towns at all.

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    19. Admit it: You'd rather live in a ditch.

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    20. You can put your phones away; there's nothing Instagram-worthy here.

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    21. The whole region has absolutely no sense of history.

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    22. So you'll be lucky to see a single well-preserved building.

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    Floors Castle, Kelso.

    23. And the few there are definitely don't look like something out of Game of Thrones.

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    24. Spring is a particularly dreary time of year.

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    25. They don't really get a summer either. It's so sad.

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    26. Autumn is bleak and miserable.

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    27. And winter is unspeakably gloomy and grim.

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    28. If you like the sea, you should steer clear of the Borders.

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    Pettico Wick Bay.

    29. In fact, the coastal areas are the worst thing about the whole place.

    30. It's embarrassing the way they go on about their beaches.

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    31. Seriously, who could be proud of this?

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    32. In short, you shouldn't touch the Borders with a barge pole.

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    33. It's an unspeakably ugly and lifeless place.

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    34. A miserable dump with nothing worth recommending.

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    35. It's a genuine pity that anyone actually has to live there.

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    Upper Houndlaw, Eyemouth.

    36. In fact, it's hardly surprising that everyone hates it.

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    Coldingham Bay at dusk.

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