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Borders22

MMF’s 2022 Summer Challenge for girls’ education in Malawi

Using borders as a focus, let’s walk, cycle, run, skate, scoot to support girls’ education in Malawi.

Find your national, local, county, district, country, provincial BORDER and off you go – all in support of girls’ education in Malawi, your good health and, most of all, having some fun.

Links to blogs by Daphne, Sally, Carol and Fran.

You can upload your trips along with any stories and photos. The project continues until 30th September so you have plenty of time to plan adventures! Information can also be emailed to Moira if that is easier. Videos need to be emailed or sent through something like WeTransfer.

We are delighted to be one of the two beneficiaries of the royalties from this fascinating book about the Scotland-England border.

It’s great to see people getting really involved with borders, long and short.

Debbie (L) and Nada at Boundary Sq Leith

Adventures happening or being planned as part of #Borders22

  • Various people are walking/cycling/scooting the Edinburgh-Leith boundary
  • Daphne is tri-cycling a star of East Lothian
  • Sally is walking the Berlin Wall, virtually, around Edinburgh
  • Carol is virtually walking Offa’s Dyke
  • Jean is walking the boundary of the Black Isle
  • Fran is cycling across 10 country borders
  • Various groups are cycling/walking some or all of the Scotland-England border
  • Brian will cycle some or all of the Irish Border
  • Ishbel will cycle the Hebridean Way (Western Isles)
  • Andrea and Ashley cycled the Prime Meridien through London
  • Sam and Moira cycled around the Isle of Man
  • Alan B is walking/cycling all sorts of borders in Northumberland

You can set up your fundraising page here at any time.

You can donate here, or find someone’s page on that same link and support them!


When events within Borders22 are set up, you will find them here, on our Events page and on Eventbrite.


Around the Tweed and the Border


Alasdair Allan will read from Tweed rins tae the Ocean at Berwick-upon-Tweed library on Friday 24th June – time tbc


Alasdair Allan will read from Tweed rins tae the Ocean at Paxton House on Sat 25th June 11 -12 noon – on the grass outside. Bring your own coffee. No need to book.

Photo by: DarrenChapmanPhotography


Past events: Leith-Edinburgh Boundary

From 1833 to 1920 Leith was an independent burgh. It’s not possible to follow the old boundary exactly. However, it is possible to follow it quite closely. Various groups have been traversing it already.