So much to do you won’t get bored in the Borders……Click on image to see calendar
We try our best to ensure all details below are up to date but advise you to check for yourself before making plans.
Every Sunday live Scottish music, Traquair Arms Hotel from 7-10pm
The Gordon Arms Hotel, Yarrow hold regular Music Sessions Check out their Facebook page for more details
Robert Smails Printing Works, Innerleithen run various events throughout the year
St Ronan’s Wells Innerleithen run various events throughout the year
Peebles Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre’s programme is full to bursting!
Abbotsford House run various events
Various events, Dawyk Botanic Gardens from May until October, Guided bird walks, yoga, exhibitions and much much more!
Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 25-27 January Eastgate Theatre Peebles A dazzling mix of adventure films, inspiring speakers and outdoor sessions at the fifth Peebles Outdoor Film Festival!
Bowhill Winter Duathlon Series 17th February
Glentress Trail races 23rd February
Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Kailzie Gardens nr Peebles Clovenfords 24 February (60% admission to Erskine Hospital, 10am – 4pm Kalzie is part of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival Semi-formal walled garden with shrubs and herbaceous borders, rose garden and excellent display of plants in large Victorian greenhouses. Woodland and burnside walks among spring bulbs, snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas. The garden is set among fine old trees. Watch osprey with live CCTV recordings of ospreys nesting in the recently extended nature centre. Kailzie has been featured on Landward and Beechgrove Garden.
The Mighty Deerstalker, Traquair House 16th March An adventure running event with a difference! This is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists. 5km and 10km runs start and finish at Traquair. Start at 5pm.
Vallelujah Enduro 2019 23 &24 March , Glentress A Tweed Valley enduro adventure. The first event of the triple crown series a chance to ride away the winter blues. The course as usual will be kept under wraps until the event, but the stages will provide an awesome day out – and something a wee bit different. It’s a chance to ease yourself into the 2019 Enduro calendar.
Innerleithen Operatic Society performs Sister Act 25th -30th March
Easter Eggstravaganza , Traquair House 21st April With the largest hedged maze in Scotland, there could be no better place for an Easter Egg Hunt. Now in its 19th year, there will be 6,000 mini eggs to be found during a series of egg hunts throughout the day and we guarantee no child will leave empty handed.
Ruff Dugger, Traquair House 18th May 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.
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.
Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Laidlawstiel Clovenfords 22 May 10am – 4pm (60% admission to CLIC Sargent: Ciaran’s House). Walled garden containing herbaceous border, fruit, and vegetables in raised beds. There are colourful rhododendrons and azaleas as well as splendid views down to the River Tweed
Traquair Medieval Fayre, 25th and 26th 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 Loves Labour’s Lost 29th May – 1st June AND 5th- 8th June Traquair House. A unique promenade production in the grounds of Traquair celebrating their 24th annual production.
Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Stobo Japanese Water Garden Stobo 2nd June 1pm – 4pm (60% admission to Stobo Hall Committee) Secluded woodland garden. While water is probably the main feature of the garden now, the layout echoes facets of a more conventional Japanese Garden – stepping stones, humpback bridges, the 40-foot waterfall, azaleas and rhododendrons, acers and other specialist trees and shrubs, many of far eastern origins. Several Japanese lanterns and a tea house still remain from when the garden was created in the early years of the 20th century
Tweedlove Transcend Epic 7-9 June, Innerleithen Two big days racing on sweet Tweed Valley dirt, with uplift and shuttles all day and a proper bike festival to come back to at night.
Scotland Garden Scheme Charity Opening Laidlawstiel Clovenfords 12 June 1pm – 5pm (60% admission to CLIC Sargent: Ciaran’s House).
Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed 16 June, Peebles Skinny Tweed is all about a great road ride, in good company, with smiles all the way. If you’ve never done a Sportive before, this is the perfect opportunity to have a go, in a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re training for a bigger event such as the Tour O The Borders closed road sportive, it’s a good way to see how the legs are doing.
Peebles Beltane Festival 16-23 June. A spectacular festival of local legend, history and tradition, with a range of events throughout the week.
Charity Garden Opening Glen House 30 June, 11am – 4pm Just a few minutes drive from Innerleithen. An absolutely stunning location. Take a picnic! (60% admission to Borders General Hospital, Margaret Kerr Unit: fund 21: palliative care)
St Ronan’s Border Games 13th-20th July Innerleithen’s annual family festival, incorporating St Ronan’s Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies.
All off road. Choice of three distances, approx. 10k and 20k, and a NEW distance for 2018 approx. 4km also open to younger runners.