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  • 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. 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.

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

    Kelso

    Pipe bands from all over the Scottish Borders embark upon the castle grounds to perform.

    Dates

    30 Aug 2015
  2. Peebles Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Peebles

    Traditional Highland games with fairground rides, whisky tasting and more.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015
  3. Selkirk Vintage Rally

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Galashiels

    An array of vintage vehicles and other entertainment.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2015
  4. Halloween Fun Day

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Innerleithen

    Halloween family fun.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2015
  5. Summer Guided Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Stobo

    Enjoy a guided tour of Dawyck Botanic Garden.

    Dates

    7 Jun 2015
  6. Gardening Workshop

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Experience what is involved in the running of the Castle gardens.

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
  7. Cockburnspath Art Exhibition

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Cockburnspath

    Mixed amateur and professional artist exhibition.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015 to 2 Aug 2015
  8. Melrose Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Melrose

    Traditional border summer celebrations.

    Dates

    14 Jun 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
  9. Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    A fun-packed adventure in the Wild West.

    Dates

    2 Jul 2015 to 4 Jul 2015
  10. Gradings

    The Scottish Borders

    Two contrasting young duos, from Austria and from Scotland.

    Dates

    21 Jul 2015
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