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What’s on Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is noted for its hills and moorlands, valleys and rivers, and its rocky Berwickshire coastline. The area has many friendly towns and picturesque villages to explore - as well as castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums. The Scottish Borders is a paradise for hillwalkers and cyclists of all abilities - and the River Tweed provides some of the best fishing in Scotland. Famous for its textiles, the Scottish Borders is an ideal place to buy knitwear, tweeds and tartans. It’s also rugby union territory - and if you time it right, you may also get the chance to go to one or more of the games in the Scottish Borders annual Rugby Sevens tournament. The somewhat turbulent history of the Scottish Borders is commemorated every year in the Common Ridings and other annual local festivals.

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15th - 17th August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Just 30 miles from Edinburgh in the Border hills, Innerleithen is the venue for a fantastic festival with quality acts.

21st August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Over the last 15 years no other band has quite captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music.

23rd August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Alan Bissett is an author, playwright and performer.

23rd August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Will Shakespeare has created his two best characters but he just can’t find the right play for them.

23rd & 24th August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Writers, speakers, politicians and performers come together from all over the world for the Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought.

25th August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Tweeddale Society presents the Peebles Arts Festival Lecture.

26th August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Peebles violinist Rowan Bell is well-known to local audiences, having given concerts here since childhood.

30th August 2014, Scottish Borders:

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, and grew up in Glasgow after being adopted as a baby by Helen and John Kay.

22nd - 30th August, Scottish Borders:

There has been an annual Arts Festival in Peebles for thirty years, with locals and visitors alike joining together in a week of having fun.

31st August - 6th September 2014, Scottish Borders:

The Scottish Borders Walking Festival takes advantage of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK.


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