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  • The Buy Design Gallery at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Jedbugh
    The Buy Design Gallery, Jedburgh
  • The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
    The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
  • Looking onto Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
    Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
  • Looking onto the outside of Tower Mill which is lit up at night
    Tower Mill, a cafe bar, cinema, theatre and conference centre in Hawick
  • Glass designer Mike Hunter working at Twist Glass Studio, Selkirk
    Twist Glass Studio, Selkirk

Explore arts and culture attractions in the Scottish Borders and discover the culture and identity of this beautiful part of Scotland.

With lots of artists based locally, there's always fascinating works of art in the galleries alongside history museums and visitor centres.

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom in Selkirk is where Scott sat as a sheriff and is now a museum which explores his life and writings. Halliwell's House Museum, also in Selkirk, is an award-winning museum housed in a former ironmonger's shop. It tells the fascinating story of Selkirk, with the lives of the 'Souters' and the Flodden Flag, brought home by the only man to survive the disatrous battle in 1513, which the town celebrates annually with the Common Riding event.

The Johnnie Armstrong Gallery near Hawick is a gallery and Celtic goldsmiths, which boasts an impressive collection of weaponry and armour, dating back from the times of the Borders Reivers.

There are a variety of great arts and culture attractions in the Scottish Borders - use the information listings to plan a creative day out today.

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  1. Gradings


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  2. Heart Of Hawick


    Arts Centres



    Watch a film, look out for wildlife and learn about the Scottish Borders’ textile heritage at the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre.

  3. Gradings

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    3 Museum


    Explore this broad collection of objects and learn about the area’s fascinating history at the Tweeddale Museum in Peebles.

  4. Kinsman-Blake Gallery




    • 3 Tourist Shop
    3 Tourist Shop


    Welcome to Kinsman-Blake Gallery and workings studios. Situated in the village of Smailholm in the heart of the Scottish Border. Showing high quality Jewellery, ceramics, paintings, furniture and woodwork.

  5. Tweedside Gallery




    St Boswells

    As well as a framing service, I also stock a large variety of quality handmade crafts and gifts, and a full range of landscape photographs from the Borders and elsewhere.

  6. Coldstream Gallery





    Coldstream Gallery and tearoom features work from some of the UK's best artists and crafts people; a relaxed and airy gallery where you are welcome to enjoy a leisurely coffee and cake.

  7. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    This award-winning museum recreates the building's former use as a home and ironmonger's shop.

  8. Dancing Light Gallery




    West Linton

    Dancing Light Gallery is a unique and exciting Art Gallery located 14 miles from the heart of Edinburgh.

  9. The Old Smithy


    Arts & Crafts



    Adrian Hope and Linda Lewin design and creat silverware and gold and silver jewellery at their studio workshop in Stobo Village

  10. Gunsgreen House


    Historic Buildings & Homes


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    4 Visitor Attraction


    This John Adam house was built in 1753 with a plethora of fascinating secrets. Today it is a historic house, visitor attraction, and self-catering accommodation.


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