Join us in celebrating our Scottish heritage and be part of the unique spirit native to these parts. Experience the thundering hooves of the Common Ridings, indulge in a local food festival, dance the night away to live music, and attend a host of fantastic festivals that take place year-round.

Please note: every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the event information, but we always recommend contacting the event organisers before attending.


Walter Scott 250

In 2021-22 Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of one of its most famous sons, Sir Walter Scott. Nobody has done more to give a nation…...

date_range 20th March, 2021 - 14th August, 2022


Kelso Farmers Market

Outstanding range of local produce from the Borders! Kelso Farmers Market has been running for over 20 years and is a non-profit organisation. It is…...

date_range 22nd January, 2022 - 26th November, 2022


The Essex House Tapestries

The Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre, is the next home for The Essex House Tapestries: Life of Julie Cope. The exhibit by the globally…...

date_range 18th March, 2022 - 14th August, 2022


Kelso Community Cinema

Doors open at 4.30pm for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Ticket prices £6 adults, £5 children under 12. Family ticket 2+ 2 £20 Followed by the…...

date_range 27th May, 2022


EWS Tweed Valley

An international mountain bike festival featuring the world's best riders competing in the Enduro World Series; alongside a family-friendly event that’s bursting with big name…...

date_range 2nd June, 2022 - 5th June, 2022


Spring Fling

Spring Fling, will see 96 specially selected artists and makers all across Dumfries and Galloway, throw open their doors to welcome the public. This year’s…...

date_range 2nd June, 2022 - 5th June, 2022


Scottish National Scooter Rally

Kelso 2022 BRSA National Scooter Rally No3 (Official)The only Scottish National Scooter Rally in the BSRA calendar. Set in the stunning town of Kelso at the…...

date_range 2nd June, 2022 - 5th June, 2022


Keith James – The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle…...

date_range 3rd June, 2022


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

On Saturday 4th June Kelso will host a main celebration event to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event will include a re-enactment, Parade, A…...

date_range 4th June, 2022 - 5th June, 2022


Kirkcudbright’s Big Jubilee Celebrations

Come for a FREE day full of music, food, drink, entertainment to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee! Bringing the kids? They can enjoy lots of fun…...

date_range 5th June, 2022


Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival is back for it’s 23rd year with a packed four day event featuring some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians and bands. With…...

date_range 9th June, 2022 - 12th June, 2022


Kelso Antique Fleamarket Fair

The Largest Antique Fleamarket in the Scottish Borders! Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a Tim Wonnacott or simply just want to wander…...

date_range 11th June, 2022 - 14th August, 2022


Borders Book Festival

The four-day extravaganza of more than 100 events will welcome to the Scottish Borders some of the biggest names from the world of literature, entertainment,…...

date_range 16th June, 2022 - 19th June, 2022


Championship Dog Show

The Championship Dog Show is a prestigious event that welcomes competitors from across the world and 2022 will be a public event....

date_range 17th June, 2022 - 18th June, 2022


Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex

The family-friendly motoring festival – set in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle - will showcase the career and achievements of three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World…...

date_range 18th June, 2022 - 19th June, 2022


Up the Middle Road: Crichton Stories

Discover an asylum’s hidden history: Dumfries’ Crichton Royal. Patients’ and staff’s first-hand stories are shared, in words and songs, as you tour the landscaped estate.…...

date_range 24th June, 2022


The Fairytale Trail

This summer, prepare to be transported to a world that inspires the imagination, where enchanting stories take centre stage in our new self-led family Fairy…...

date_range 27th June, 2022 - 20th September, 2022


An Evening with Michael Bublé

Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé is heading to Floors Castle in a tour unlike any he’s done before, performing in the most picturesque and…...

date_range 3rd July, 2022


Bryan Adams – So Happy It Hurts Tour

Platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning musician Bryan Adams is coming to Floors Castle this summer as part of his UK headline tour. The tour is in…...

date_range 6th July, 2022


Tears for Fears + Alison Moyet

The legendary duo Tears For Fears are coming to Floors Castle in support of their first new studio album in nearly two decades, THE TIPPING…...

date_range 8th July, 2022


Langholm Common Riding

Traditional day long celebrations marking the riding of the boundaries of the common land. Parades followed by sports including athletics, horse racing, Cumberland wrestling, highland…...

date_range 29th July, 2022


Border Union Agricultural Show

The Annual Show is held on the outskirts of the pretty cobbled town of Kelso. The show is a traditional farming show with over 500…...

date_range 29th July, 2022 - 30th July, 2022


Galloway Country Fair

The award winning Galloway Country Fair returns this summer to Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate. The annual two-day event will, once again, take place in…...

date_range 20th August, 2022 - 21st August, 2022


Blazin Fiddles

Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles will join together with the remarkable vocalist Hannah Rarity for a special one-off Scottish tour. Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate…...

date_range 21st August, 2022


Raiders Gravel

Raiders Gravel is a uniquely Scottish gravel adventure in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Across 3 race stages riders explore the many corners…...

date_range 25th August, 2022 - 28th August, 2022


Stranraer Oyster Festival

Stranraer Oyster Festival is back with a bang in 2022! Three days of festivities, flavour and fun, overlooking beautiful Loch Ryan. Celebrity chef demonstrations, live…...

date_range 2nd September, 2022 - 4th September, 2022


Wigtown Book Festival

The 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK’s best-loved literary events set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland.…...

date_range 23rd September, 2022 - 2nd October, 2022


Jim Smith : The Hills have Ayes

After his last sell out tour, Perthshire farmer and comedian Jim Smith dons the checked shirt again as he returns with a brand new show…...

date_range 11th March, 2023