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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. Magic Sho By Shona Reppe

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Hawick

    A children's show featuring a magician and a rabbit.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2015
  2. Secret Strolls at Bowhill

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Selkirk

    Find out more of the history of the landscape and woodland.

    Dates

    25 Apr 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
  3. Textiles and Photography

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Original textile artwork created by Shirley Ann Sasken.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  4. Gradings

    Peebles

    The popular conkers games.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2015
  5. Halloween Fun Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Halloween family fun.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2015
  6. Selkirk Vintage Rally

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    An array of vintage vehicles and other entertainment.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2015
  7. Stowed Out Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    Eclectic festival.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  8. Ellemford Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Duns

    A day of family fun.

    Dates

    26 Sep 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. Gradings

    Hawick

    The fashion label showcase key pieces, past and present, from their contemporary collections.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
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