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  • Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
    Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
  • Dozens of children take part in the Family Fun Ride through Peebles as part of Tweedlove © Ian Rutherford
    The Family Fun Ride through Peebles as part of Tweedlove © Ian Rutherford
  • 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
  • Riders returning from the Selkirk marches galloping at the Toll
    Riders returning from the Selkirk marches galloping at the Toll

The Scottish Borders is an events and festivals destination for all seasons and tastes.

Experience the warmest of welcomes and outstanding hospitality as you witness proud traditions being upheld, culture and creativity celebrated, and action-packed events that will keep you entertained all year-round.

Embrace the outdoors of the Scottish Borders by taking up the challenge of the Mighty Deerstalker obstacle run in March. Situated in the grounds of Traquair House, this exciting event takes in the breathtaking surroundings of the Tweed Valley.

Also in the grounds in August, you can enjoy the Traquair Fair, a two day event which this year has an Americana theme. See theatre and Wild West shows, hear country, bluegrass and soul music and go for a ride on the mechanical bull!

Enjoy amazing scenery from quiet country roads at the week-long festival of bike riding, Tweedlove, or listen to world-renowned authors at the Borders Book Festival. Another highlight is the Borders' Heritage Festival, which celebrates the region's history with around 30 great events including walks, talks and theatre.

Discover the colourful history of the Scottish Borders at the Return to the Ridings or put on your walking boots and head to the annual Scottish Borders Walking Festival.

The Aviva Tour of Britain returns to the Scottish Borders in September with two stages passing through the region. The route takes in numerous Scottish Borders towns and villages including Kelso, Duns and Coldstream as well as the iconic locations of Floors Castle and the Lammermuir Hills.

Take a look through the information listings and plan your trip to an event or festival in the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Stowed Out Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    Eclectic festival.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Jedburgh

    Works by Schubert, Chopin and Debussy.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015
  3. The Borders Summer Craft Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kelso

    A showcase of arts and crafts.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015 to 23 Aug 2015
  4. Scocha

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Traditional Scottish music.

    Dates

    29 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Galashiels

    The 21st Scottish Borders Walking Festival will be hosted by Galashiels community.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2015 to 12 Sep 2015
  6. Borders Heritage Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Come and experience 2,000 years of local history in the Borders Heritage Festival!

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2015
  7. Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    If you could send a mixtape to outer space...

    Dates

    2 Oct 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
  8. Bowhills Haunted Halloween

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    A family ghost walk.

    Dates

    30 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  9. Melrose Sevens

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Melrose

    Celebrate the birthplace of rugby sevens in a weekend of competitions and family events.

    Dates

    9 Apr 2016
  10. Halloween Fun Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Halloween family fun.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2015
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