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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. Cockburnspath Art Exhibition

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Cockburnspath

    Mixed amateur and professional artist exhibition.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015 to 2 Aug 2015
  2. Juiced Up Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Duns

    Juiced up festival. A fresh twist on partying.

    Dates

    29 Aug 2015
  3. Coldstream Civic Week

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Coldstream

    Traditional summer celebrations.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2015 to 9 Aug 2015
  4. 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
  5. Traquair Fair

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Cultural fair, including music, cinema, street theatre and arts and crafts.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015 to 2 Aug 2015
  6. The Herring Girls

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Eyemouth

    Over 20 clay figures by artist Katie Scarlett shown alongside photographs and documentation of the herring trade.

    Dates

    4 Jul 2015 to 2 Aug 2015
  7. Osiligi Maasai Warriors

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    A group from southern Kenya who perform authentic and exciting tribal song and dance.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2015
  8. Return To The Ridings

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    A celebration of the riding of the boundaries that has taken place for centuries.

    Dates

    1 Jun 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  9. Lauder Common Riding

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Lauder

    The traditional riding of the town's lands.

    Dates

    17 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  10. Bee Fayre

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Hawick

    The Wilton Lodge Park Bee Fayre will feature delicious, regional food and drink, a culmination of the park's 'Year of the Bee' celebrations, which are taking place in the park throughout 2015.

    Dates

    30 Aug 2015
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