Ayton is an attractive village in the Scottish Borders, forming part of East Berwickshire. It stood along the main A1 until the 1980s, when a bypass was built.
Today, Ayton’s 500-strong population is served by a primary school and a village shop, plus the Hemelvaart Bier Cafe. The beautiful Ayton Castle was constructed in the 1850s out of red sandstone, in the Scottish Baronial style. More recently, Ayton won the small village section of the Scotland’s Floral Gateway competition in both 2014 and 2016.