Upcoming Local Events

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Please note:

We try our best to ensure all details below are up to date but advise you to check for yourself before making plans.

Tweed Valley Forest Festival Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017. Peebles Wood Market, Carve Fest, Scottish Conker Championship and Food Festival all make for a great weekend.

Halloween Fun Day Sunday 29th October 11am-4pm Traquair House Traquair’s Halloween is for all ages and dispositions! For those who enjoy getting a little bit scared to those that just want the treats and fun, there are games, activities and shows all day long.

Free Christmas Opening Traquair House 25th November 10:30am-4pm With the house decorated in a Victorian Christmas style and craft stalls throughout the house this is a weekend for all ages. Local choirs and the Silver band will perform in the courtyard and chapel. Santa’s luxurious grotto in the house. Puppet shows,  Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and home cooked lunches and teas in the 1745 Cottage Restaurant.


Every Sunday live Scottish music, Traquair Arms Hotel from 7-10pm

Music Sessions, Gordon Arms Hotel, Yarrow 3rd Sunday of each month Go along on the 3rd Sunday of each month to either take part with the musicians or just sit back and enjoy the music. Table reservations highly recommended.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Robert Smail’s Printing Works  30 March – 2 April 2018

Traquair House Easter Eggstravaganza 1st April 12-5pm. The Biggest egg hunt in the Borders and lots more fun activities all day. A cracking good Easter Sunday for all the family

The 2018 Scottish Enduro Series Innerleithen Round 2 May 19-20

Various events, Dawyk Botanic Gardens from May until October, Guided bird walks, yoga, exhibitions and much much more!

TweedLove May into June, Everywhere. Now the biggest bike festival in the UK, TweedLove includes a kaleidoscope of events for everyone from nippers on balance bikes to pro riders from around the world. 

Ruff Dugger in the Grounds of Traquair 19th May at 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ruff Dugger is trail / mud / obstacle runs you can take part in with or without your dog. This will test your fitness and team working skills to the max. Come and take part in Scotland’s leading obstacle , mud trail run for runners with their dogs.

LambBaa St Ronan’s Visitor Centre 20th Sunday May 1-4pm. Meet and feed the lambs, learn why farmers keep sheep, and try out the processes between raw fleece and knitting

Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Laidlawstiel House, Clovenfords Wednesday 23 May, 1pm – 5pm,

Traquair Medieval Fayre, 26 and 27 May,  Traquair House 11am-5pm. Be transported back to ancient times with jousting, a medieval tournament, falconry, archery, equestrian displays, living history, early music, jesters, children’s entertainment and more.

Shakespeare at Traquair presents Much Ado About Nothing  Wed 30 May to Sat 2 June; Wed 6 June to Sat 9 June, Traquair House. A wonderful promenade performance of this light-hearted romp set in Italy. Meet Benedict and Beatrice, Claudio and Hero and a raft of other characters – all in the grounds of Scotland’s oldest inhabited house 

Fred Macaulay 30 years on  8 June, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. See the wonderful Fred Macaulay as he celebrates 30 years in comedy.

Peebles Beltane Festival 18-25 June. A spectacular festival of local legend, history and tradition, with a range of events throughout the week.

Fairies, Elves and Goblins St Ronan’s Visitor Centre Sunday 24th June 1-4pm Celebrate Midsummer in the garden with fabulous fairy themed events. Dress up as your favourite wraith, hear stories and enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment.

Skaledonia Scotland’s No.1 SKA band, Saturday 30th June Union Club 7:30pm

Charity Garden Opening Glen House Sunday 1 July, 11am – 4pm Just a few minutes drive from Innerleithen. An absolutely stunning location. Take a picnic!

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream July 13th in Abbotsford’s Gardens 6-9:30pm The Three Inch Fools return to Abbotsford to present their unique take on William Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

St Ronan’s Border Games 14-21 July 2018 Innerleithen’s annual family festival, incorporating St Ronan’s Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies.
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 15 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.
Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Portmore   4 July – 29 August (Wednesdays only), 1pm – 5pm or By arrangement 1 June – 31 August 
Innerleithen Music Festival 17-19 August always a wonderful weekend in the town!
Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought  August 25th & 26th 2018  Traquair House Returning for its 9th year, this event brings together internationally renowned broadcasters, writers, thinkers, artists, diplomats and politicians to meet, talk 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.  During the weekend we also curate a number private lunches, dinners and tête-à-têtes to facilitate the development of new projects and innovative collaborations.  This combination of public and intimate interactions is what makes the Festival unique.
Peebles Highland Games Saturday 1st September in Hay Lodge Park, Peebles
Tour O the Borders 2nd 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 Saturday22nd September Run from Traquair House in Innerleithen to Broughton in the beautiful Scottish Borders 18 miles with over 4,900 feet of climb
Charity Garden Opening Dawyck Botanic Garden  – Sunday 7th October 10:00am – 5:00pm With over 300 years of tree planting, Dawyck is a world-famous arboretum with mature specimens of Chinese conifers, Japanese maples, Brewer’s spruce, the unique Dawyck beech and Sequoiadendrons from North America which are over 45 metres tall. Bold herbaceous plantings run along the burn. Range of trails and walks. Fabulous autumn colours.

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run Saturday October 20th  

A fabulous trail running in Scotland’s Tweed Valley A beautiful off-road run through a stunning natural environment – with a very special twist in the tail! From autumnal beauty to underground awesomeness – there’s no other event like it.
All off road. Choice of three distances, approx. 10k and 20k, and a NEW distance for 2018 approx. 4km also open to younger runners.


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