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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. Festival Of Architecture

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    The Festival of Architecture is an international celebration of design, set to boost the appreciation of Scotland's built environment.

    Dates

    1 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
  2. Gradings

    Galashiels

    The Inspiring People talks bring big names from television, exploration and academia to Galashiels

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015 to 29 Mar 2016
  3. TweedLove

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Peebles

    TweedLove is now the UK's biggest cycling festival, held every year in the beautiful Tweed Valley.

    Dates

    14 May 2016 to 30 May 2016
  4. 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
  5. MiP Bingham String Quartet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Works by Janacek, Philip Glass, Beethoven and more.

    Dates

    1 Mar 2016
  6. Border Union Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Agricultural show with competitions, entertainment and food.

    Dates

    29 Jul 2016
  7. Gradings

    Stobo

    Set amidst a picturesque glen, this world famous arboretum provides a magnificent backdrop for a series of delightful walks amongst swathes of snowdrops.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 15 Mar 2016
  8. The Musicians

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Hawick

    Play by Patrick Marber about a children's orchestra.

    Dates

    18 Feb 2016 to 19 Feb 2016
  9. Gradings

    Hawick

    Celebrate the work of one of Scotland's greatest writers, Robert Burns, with Ideoms theatre company.

    Dates

    13 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Hawick

    In this evocative recital award-winning string duo High Heels and Horse Hair bring their new works to life.

    Dates

    27 Mar 2016
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