Upcoming Local Events

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2017

St Ronan’s Border Games 6-15 July 2017 Innerleithen’s annual family festival, incorporating St Ronan’s Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies. 6 – 15 July 2017.
Games Week has something for everyone! Music from the wonderful  Innerleithen/Tweedvale Pipe Band and St Ronan’s Silver Bands ( captured below in the  lino print by local artist Neil Stewart of Narrative Ark) Fancy Dress Parade, Quiz Night, Treasure Hunt, Flower Parade, Athletics and much more! The week culminates in a walk up Caerlee to dispatch the De’il for another year. Intrigued? You really need to be there!
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A Dog’s Day Out  Sunday 16 July Traquair House. A special day out for dogs and their owners with all manner of fun activities, competitions, displays and demos, all in the beautiful surroundings of Traquair House.
Innerleithen Music Festival 18-20 August always a wonderful weekend in the town!
Whyte Endura Scottish Open Champs – King and Queen of the Hill 2017, 19-20 August Innerleithen. Now something of a UK enduro classic, the course makes the most of the massive variety of trail riding here, with the sweetest descents on the valley’s finest dirt, roots and rock. This year sees a new venue in Innerleithen as the event base with stages on both the Caberston and Traquair sides of the valley. Expect pro athletes mixing it up with mere mortals in the battle to become the Scottish Open Champion.
Creative Peebles Festival 25 Aug-3 Sept Over a period of 10 days, this small but incredibly creative Borders town celebrates the work of its many artists, arts groups, musicians, poets, film makers and craftspeople. As well as indoor performances and workshops, there are opportunities to explore the fascinating history, architecture, nature and landscape of Peebles and around through a series of talks, walks and tours. Whether it is to enjoy live music, theatre, film, dance, visual arts, crafts, tours, or some of the many activities taking place out on the streets of Peebles, there’s something for every age and interest.
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought 26-27 August  Traquair House. Returning for its 8th year, this event brings together internationally-renowned broadcasters, writers, thinkers, artists, diplomats and politicians to meet, discuss and exchange ideas with the public about some of the most interesting and pressing issues of our time.  This stimulating weekend of debate also includes bike rides, literary walks, art exhibitions and performances, plus a variety of private lunches, dinners and tête-à-têtes to facilitate the development of new projects and innovative collaborations. It’s this combination of public and intimate interactions that makes the Festival unique.
Tour O the Borders 3 September a classic closed road event which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads. Choose from 88km or 120km routes – it’s a cracking ride!
Two Breweries Hill Race Saturday 23rd September Run from Traquair House in Innerleithen to Broughton in the beautiful Scottish Borders 18 miles with over 4,900 feet of climb

 

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run Saturday October 7th

A beautiful off-road run through a stunning natural environment – with a spectacular ‘son et lumiere’ twist in the tail! From autumnal beauty to underground awesomeness – there’s no other event like it. Starts and finishes in Peebles, Scottish Borders (23 miles south of Edinburgh)
All off road. Choice of two distances, approx. 10k and 20k –

 

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