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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. Gradings


    Purveyors of fine vintage ragtime jazz from the 1920' and 30's!


    21 Feb 2016
  2. Autumn Concert


    Music Event



    Enjoy the huge sound of this local band as its members, celebrate the joy of music making.


    27 Nov 2015
  3. Gradings


    World-class piper, saxophonist, and whistle player Fraser Fifield finds an ideal partner in award-winning guitarist Graeme Stephen. An evening of lovely eclectic compositions by Fifield from traditional sounding airs to jazz and free improvisation.


    5 Dec 2015
  4. Gradings


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


    1 Feb 2016 to 13 Mar 2016
  5. Gradings


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


    29 Sep 2015 to 29 Mar 2016
  6. Gradings


    The incredible true story told to celebrate the opening of the Borders Railway.


    26 Nov 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
  7. Gradings


    A bewildering and varied selection of unusual instruments, coupled with some exception singing.


    15 Jan 2016
  8. Gradings


    An exciting and entertaining afternoon to put you in the Christmas spirit.


    20 Dec 2015
  9. Gradings


    Three contrasting works by French composers.


    1 Dec 2015
  10. Festival Of Architecture


    Arts & Cultural


    The Scottish Borders

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


    1 Mar 2016 to 31 Oct 2016

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