In total, for my Master’s and PhD theses, four field surveys were carried out from 2010 to 2013 in the Scottish Borders:
From March 29th to April 28th 2010: one-month fieldwork in Hawick (county of Roxburghshire).
From April 18th to May 23rd 2011: 5-week fieldwork in the towns of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose (Roxburghshire) and Coldstream (Berwickshire).
From March 19th to April 16th 2012: 4-week fieldwork in the towns of Galashiels, Selkirk (Selkirkshire), Innerleithen and Peebles (Peebleshire).
From March 11th to March 27th 2013: 2-week fieldwork in the towns of Eyemouth, Duns (Berwickshire) and Berwick-Upon-Tweed (Northumberland, North-Eastern England, 3 miles from the Borders).
231 structured-type questionnaires (composed of closed and semi-closed questions) were distributed and 50 conversations were recorded in these 12 towns.