Upcoming Local Events

So much to do you won’t get bored in the Borders……Click on image to see calendar

Covid 19 Update (September 2021)

As we find out confirmed dates and new events we will add them to the list, but strongly advise you to check for yourself before making plans.

Ongoing Events

Live music, Traquair Arms Hotel Check Facebook page for details

Live Music at the St Ronan’s Hotel (The Top Pub)  Check Facebook page for details

Live music The Gordon Arms Hotel  Check Facebook page for details

Robert Smails Printing Works, Innerleithen  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

Bowhill House also run events and have a theatre in the grounds

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

Several local Gardens are open to the public for charity on specific days. We will try to list as many as possible below. However, many are also accessible by arrangement. Please check the Scotland Garden Scheme website for more details


Tour O the Borders Closed Road Sportive 5th September

Tour of Britain Stage 7 11th September 2021 – watch elite cyclists whizz through the town!

TweedLove Bike Festival 2021 17 – 19 September 2021 | Tweed Green,  Peebles, Tweed Valley A great atmosphere with events for all the family

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run Saturday 16 October 2021 – A beautiful off-road run through a stunning natural environment – with an awesome twist in the tail! Choice of three distances, approx. 4k, 10k and 20k.

Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Walk Date TBC A 3.5km walk on stunning Autumnal trails with an illuminated Victorian railway tunnel finale. You start at Haylodge Park in Peebles and make your way along the beautiful trails of the River Tweed, Cademuir Forest, Southpark Woods and finish with an opportunity to walk through the illuminated Neidpath Victorian railway tunnel. The perfect afternoon for all the family.

Traquair Apple Day 10th October 11am-4pm  Pick apples or bring your own and make some apple juice in the mobile apple press. Apple treats and more available from the Garden Café

BUSHCRAFT RANGERS 14th October 2021 – 14th October 2021 Abbotsford Get stuck into bushcraft activities in Abbotsford’s woodland during the school holidays.  You can learn how to make your own camp fire, toast marshmallows and make a den. Suitable for ages 7-11.

Halloween fun at Traquair 31st October at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Borders Book Festival 2021 2-7 November 2021 ABBOTSFORD

Fireworks Display Innerleithen FRIDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2021 FROM 19:00-21:00

Peebles Fireworks SATURDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 19:00

Glentress Winter Half Marathon Saturday 20th November, 2021 Glentress offers a superb array of forest trails, making it a fantastic location for trail running.

Glentress 10k Night Trail Race Saturday 20th November 2021

Tweed Valley Ultra Sunday 21st November 2021 50k & 65k a journey through this unique landscape taking in spectacular panoramic views, extensive forests, across ancient drove roads & rolling hills and along beautiful riverside trails of the world renowned river Tweed.

Peebles Switch On TBC

Switched on Saturday Innerleithen 4th December 2021 

Christmas Opening at Traquair TBC


Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (date tbc generally last weekend in Jan) Eastgate Theatre Peebles A dazzling mix of adventure films, inspiring speakers and outdoor sessions at the fifth Peebles Outdoor Film Festival!

Glentress Trail MarathonProvisional Date: Sunday 20th February 2022 A trail marathon event based in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Innerleithen Operatic Society performs Shrek the Musical Spring date TBC

Easter Eggstravaganza  Traquair House TBC – The Biggest Egg Hunt in the Borders in the Biggest Maze in Scotland!

Traquair Medieval Fayre  28th May 2022 at 11:00 am – 29th May 2022 at 5:00 pm an unbeatable mix of medieval entertainment from jousting to jesters in the grounds of Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.

St. Ronan’s Border Games TBC (usually culminates 3rd Saturday in July) 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!


A Dogs’ Day Out at Traquair 17th July 11am – 5pm a host of activities for dogs and their owners throughout the day.

24Seven 30th- 31st July an awesome mountain biking course comprising all of the famous Scottish 7 Stanes MTB centres in one hit, plus some of the best road riding Scotland has to offer, all the time chasing a spicy 24-hour completion limit. A challenge and a half finishing at Glentress just 10 minutes down the road from Cosaig!

Peebles Agricultural Show TBC

Innerleithen Music Festival TBC always a wonderful weekend in the town!

Creative Peebles Festival TBC

Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought  TBC  Traquair House 

Innerleithen Flower Show TBC usually first weekend in September Memorial Hall Innerleithen 2- 4.45pm  Displays of local produce: flower arrangements, vegetables, home baking, needlecraft and much much more! Check out the miniature gardens, our personal favourite! Teas will be served.

Peebles Highland Games TBC

Two Breweries Hill Race Saturday 24th September 2022 A race from Traquair House in Innerleithen to Broughton in the scenic Scottish Borders

Tweed Valley Forest Festival Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd October 2022 based around the Tweed Valley Forest Park with the beautiful market town of Peebles at its hub. At our annual event you will find skilled crafters at our wood market, demonstrations on Tweed Green including live chainsaw carving techniques and of course the Scottish Conker Championships.