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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 grounds 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.

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.

Described by Sir Walter Scott as 'The most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland', Kelso is a market town which lies at the junction of two rivers - the Tweed and the Teviot. In  1128 David I, granted the monks permission to build an abbey across the water from his castle, and from this the town of Kelso grew.

Close to Kelso Abbey is Kelso's elegant Georgian cobbled Market Square - claimed to be the largest in Scotland, and a grand stage to the St James' Fair, and scenes of Kelso Civic Week.  Kelso's sheer number of independent shops is overwhelming, and Kelso's magnificant Floors Castle is Scotlands largest inhabited castle, and home to the Duke of Roxburghe, with open gardens and coffee shop.

Kelso's bridge spanning the Tweed was the first designed by John Rennie, and was the prototype for London's Waterloo Bridge.  Underneath the bridge lies the holy grail of salmon fishing, the Junction pool where the two rivers meet, and Salmon rest before their journey upstream.

Kelso also plays host to Kelso race course which has the reputation of being the friendliest racecourse in the Britain. Check out the Border Union Showground, the host of many events throughout each year.


April - October, Scottish Borders:

Opened by Jackie Stewart and dedicated to Berwickshire man, Jim Clark (1936 - 1968), the museum provides a comprehensive account of Clark’s motor racing career from district club competition to World Championship Formula One.



April - October, Scottish Borders:

Discover the history of Eyemouth and its people.



7th May - 27th September 2015, East Borders

Manderston is the country house of Edwardian Scotland, standing in 56 acres of formal and informal gardens.