Welcome to the parishes of Stobo and Drumelzier, united in 1951, which lie in the Upper Tweeddale NSA one of the only two National Scenic Areas in the Scottish Borders. With beautiful stretches of the River Tweed, lovely woods and landscaped fields, this upland area offers outstanding vistas at all times of the year. It is within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt. The John Buchan Walkway and Merlin Trail both pass through this valley bringing many visitors to enjoy the scenery as well as Stobo Castle Health Spa and the Dawyck Botanic Garden, which are both within the parish and are the major employers here.
Agriculture is important with sheep and cattle being the main activities. Stobo is also home to skilled craftsmen – a silversmith, a cabinet maker and a maker of musical instruments.