The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary was started by Mrs Rosemary Dale, at The Holmes, St Boswells, in the autumn of 2003.

In the beginning she had two donkeys and in a very short time this increased to 23.

Here we are now, some 17+ years later and we have 150 donkeys under our umbrella. We have chosen specially selected homes to rehome 46 donkeys on our behalf.

At this time we also home 4 llamas, 5 pigs, 5 peafowl, 10 ponies and 4 mules.

There is a handsome Edwardian stone built stable block consisting of loose boxes, stalls, tack room and washing facilities round a cobbled yard. The estate has an ambience of its own – the beautiful views over the River Tweed and the tree-lined driveways are breath-taking whatever the season of the year.

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