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GENERATION ››

This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

  • 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
  • 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 hrounds of Traquair House, this exciting event takes in the breathtaking surroundings of the Tweed Valley.

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.

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.

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. Lauder Common Riding

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lauder

    The traditional riding of the town's lands.

    Dates

    27 Jul 2014 to 2 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Peebles

    The Scottish author presents an evening of conversation.

    Dates

    30 Aug 2014
  3. The Stray Birds

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Americana folk combo.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2014
  4. Halloween Family Fun Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Join in a host of ghostly adventures.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2014
  5. Denholm Folk Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Folk music in Denholm.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014 to 3 Nov 2014
  6. 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
  7. Gradings

    Kelso

    Antiques fair.

    Dates

    6 Dec 2014 to 7 Dec 2014
  8. Tansy Lee Moir: Figured Wood

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Stobo

    Drawings inspired by the similarities between human and tree forms.

    Dates

    5 Apr 2014 to 3 Aug 2014
  9. Outlying Islands

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Two young naturalists from Cambridge University are drawn into a primeval world of raw emotion, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2014 to 27 Sep 2014
  10. Borders Walking Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Enjoy the majestic scenery of the Borders area in a series of walks.

    Dates

    31 Aug 2014 to 6 Sep 2014
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