Lauder is a market town on the Leader Water to the west of the Lammermuir Hills close to the Southern Upland Way.

The town contains Soutra Aisle, the remains of the House of the Holy Trinity, which was an important establishment during the Middle Ages.

Lauder celebrates its heritage every August with its Common Riding festival.

Thirlestane Castle, which has been home to the Maitland family since the 16th century and is one of the seven “Great Houses in Scotland”, lies close to the town.