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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.

regional highlights

24th May 2015, Scottish Borders:

Steeped in history and voted ’Britain’s Friendliest Racecourse’ in a Sunday Times Survey, Kelso is a mecca for Border folk and well-known for its excellent hospitality and friendly atmosphere.

23rd & 24th May 2015, Scottish Borders:

A two-day event with something for the whole family.

23rd & 24th May 2015, Peebles:

Welcome to the annual showcase of the junior dancers from the Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts.

27th May 2015, Peebles:

Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir became a pioneering conservationist, geologist and botanist exploring the forests and glaciers of the Pacific North West of the USA.

30th May 2015, Peebles:

Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli.

17th - 31st May 2015, Scottish Borders:

TweedLove is a two-week festival of bike-riding and good times in the cycle-friendly Tweed Valley, an area with hundreds of miles of the country’s best trails, tracks and roads.

3rd June 2015, Peebles:

The duo of Scottish fiddle star Alasdair Fraser and cello prodigy Natalie Haas prove that traditional music connects cultures, communities, and generations.

6th June 2015, Peebles:

The young dancers of Pan Dance present their end-of-year production.

12th June 2015, Peebles:

Emily Smith is acknowledged to have one of Scottish music’s most distinctive and sublime voices.

24th & 25th July 2015, Scottish Borders:

This eagerly awaited annual show, held in 46 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Kelso, is a premier agricultural and equestrian show with a full programme of judged events for a wide range of classes.


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