Team SUW

Countryside rangers can be found along the whole length of the way. The main job of the rangers is to welcome visitors and encourage the use of the trail . They are also responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the footpath, waymarkers, stiles, boardwalks and bridges, as well as the overall development of the route, by working alongside communities and with volunteer groups.

They know their sections of the Way very well and can give you information and guidance on planning your route.

For specific information and advice or if you encounter any problems on a particular section of the route please contact the relevant ranger service.

For more general information and leaflets please contact the Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service.

If you have a general enquiry or request you can also email us an email here or through our contact page. We are often not in the office but will reply as soon as we can. Alternatively call us using the details below.

Western Section – Portpatrick to Ettrick Head

Southern Upland Way Ranger Service,
Abercromby Rd Industrial Estate,
Abercrombie Rd,
Castle Douglas.
Dg7 1LH

Tel:      07834567893

Eastern Section – Ettrick Head to Cockburnspath

Scottish Borders Council
Access and Countryside
Council HQ
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose TD6 0SA
Tel:      01835 826750


Southern Upland Way Ranger Service,
Abercromby Rd Industrial Estate,
Abercromby Rd,
Castle Douglas.
DG7 1LH.
Tel: 030 33 33 3000


Southern Upland Way Facebook Page

SBC Countryside Ranger Service
The Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service promote general access to the countryside and its interpretation

Scottish Countryside Rangers Association
SCRA Online is designed as a one stop point of call for Rangers looking for information on Rangering in Scotland and also as a gateway for members of the public and business sector that may want information on the work that Countryside Rangers do