Heritage and outdoor events in the Scottish Borders

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  • Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
    Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
  • Crowds watch the Peebles Beltane Festival
    Peebles Beltane Festival
  • Pipe band marches in the grounds of Floors Castle
    Pipe band at Floors Castle
  • Crowds gather in the town square as part of the Return to the Ridings
    Return to the Ridings

During your stay in the Scottish Borders why not check out the wide range of heritage and outdoor events that are taking place? Enjoy a ghost tour, browse some delicious local food and drink at a farmers’ market or head to a vintage rally.

The Scottish Borders is known as the traditional heartland of rugby in Scotland. In April, make your way to historic Melrose to watch one of Scotland's premier sporting events, the Melrose Sevens. The very first Rugby Sevens tournament was held here in 1883 in the Greenyards, Melrose's rugby ground, and today this intense competition still attracts teams and spectators from around the world.

At Tweedlove you can take advantage of free guided rides along quiet country roads and discover amazing scenery and routes favoured by friendly locals at informal ride outs.

Discover the charming history of the Scottish Borders by experiencing one of the many Return to the Ridings events which take place in each town throughout the summer. From Selkirk to Hawick, these magnificent ride outs involve hundreds of horses, traditional sports and plenty of community spirit.

In September you can explore over 1,800 exhibitors alongside a fantastic pipe band performance at the Selkirk Vintage Car Rally.

Don't miss the Tweed Valley Forest Festival in October, with highlights including the Scottish Conker Championships and the wood market.

Use these listings to plan a day out to a heritage or outdoor event in the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Kelso Civic Week

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Traditional summer celebrations.

    Dates

    13 Jul 2014 to 19 Jul 2014
  2. Galashiels Braw Lads' Gathering

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    Annual celebration.

    Dates

    16 May 2014
  3. Hawick Common Riding

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Hawick

    The traditional riding of the town's lands.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2014 to 7 Jun 2014
  4. Jethart Callant's Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Jedburgh

    Annual festival.

    Dates

    28 Jun 2014 to 11 Jul 2014
  5. Gradings

    Melrose

    Wander through the garden and raise funds for the Scotland's Gardens Scheme.

    Dates

    22 Jun 2014
  6. Flodden Legacy

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Events commemorating the battle.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
  7. Historic Ghost Tours (Over 8s)

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Join us for a spectacular historical ghost tour!

    Dates

    25 Oct 2013 to 1 Nov 2014
  8. Peebles Beltane Week

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Annual festival.

    Dates

    15 Jun 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
  9. Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Annual sale.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2014
  10. Gradings

    Kelso

    Dog show.

    Dates

    21 Jun 2014 to 22 Jun 2014
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