In 1964 an illustrated guide to Scottish Border Abbeys was prepared by George Scott-Moncrieff. This covered four abbeys in state guardianship:
- Melrose Abbey (1919): Cistercian
- Dryburgh Abbey (1919): Premonstratensian
- Kelso Abbey: Tironensian
- Jedburgh Abbey (1913): Augustinian
The guide contains details of each abbey, plans and photographs, as well as reconstructions by Alan Sorrell.
At least two of the sites had earlier official guidebooks: Melrose Abbey (1932) and Dryburgh Abbey (1937). Kelso Abbey had a paper guide.
See also the illustrated guide to Monastic Sites in Yorkshire.