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TOURISTS GO BACK TO SKIRL.

A BORDERS hotel will teach its guests how to be Scottish.

For pounds 170, people can spend a weekend at the Sunlaws House Hotel near Kelso and take part in such Scots pastimes as caber-tossing, bagpipe-playing, dancing, whisky drinking and fly fishing.

It was an Englishman who came up with the idea, Nigel Massey - the hotel's London-based PR executive.

He said: "These are the images of Scotland that endear people all over the world to it.

"People do not need a lesson in drinking five pints of lager and wearing string vests like Rab C. Nesbitt.

"The course is not derogatory or tongue in cheek - it's just a bit of fun."

The 23-bedroom hotel, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, is hoping to lure guests from down south as well as the Far East and America.

It boasts its own golf course and plenty of history - Bonnie Prince Charlie once stayed there.
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Author:Hardaker, Paul
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 7, 1998
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