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.

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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


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


Enchanted Journeys: Adventures in Storytelling

A brand-new exhibition of beloved children’s stories featuring the award-winning art from the MinaLima Classics book series will be open in July at Moat Brae,…...

date_range 8th July, 2022 - 4th September, 2022


Tombs n’ Tales

Discover Annan's past this summer with the Tombs n’ Tales of Old Annan tour featuring two of the town’s historic graveyards as its principal characters.…...

date_range 4th August, 2022 - 25th August, 2022


ScottFest 2022

This fun-filled festival for all the family is back for 2022. With the return of crowd favourites including jousting, falconry, live music, food and drink…...

date_range 12th August, 2022 - 14th August, 2022


Eduard Kunz piano

Eduard Kunz Programme Bach/Liszt Prelude & Fugue in A minor Beethoven Sonata Moonlight Interval Beethoven Sonata Waldstein Karmanov Past Perfect...

date_range 12th August, 2022


Tree Climbing in the Canopy

Discover nature and the magic of Tree Time in some of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful places with Wild Tree Adventures Explore Scotland’s fabulous trees…...

date_range 13th August, 2022 - 14th August, 2022


Pei-Jee Ng, cello & Chiao-Ying Chang, piano

Part of the 2022 Absolute Classics Festival Programme Beethoven 12 Variations on Handel’s See the conqu’ring hero comes in G major, WoO 45 Brahms Cello…...

date_range 13th August, 2022


Fiddler on the hoof

Just how far can the boundaries of indie-folk be pushed, pulled and played with? Borders audiences will soon find out when celebrated American fiddler and…...

date_range 13th August, 2022


Summer Fayre & Dog Show

Join us for the return of our brilliant Summer Fayre - fun for all the family! Bouncy castles, outdoor games, dog show and pet stalls,…...

date_range 14th August, 2022


Fournier Piano Trio

Part of the 2022 Absolute Classics Festival Programme Haydn Piano Trio in G major Gypsy Rondo, Hob.XV:25 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49…...

date_range 14th August, 2022


Absolute Classics Sasha Grynyuk, piano

Sasha Grynyuk Programme Brahms 16 Valses Op.39 Chopin Two Valses E flat major, Op. Posthumous Chopin Fantasie F minor Op.49 Interval Liszt Variations on motive…...

date_range 14th August, 2022


Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable…...

date_range 18th August, 2022


Arsenii Mun

Part of the 2022 Absolute Classics Festival Programme Beethoven Sonata in A Flat major No.31 Op.110 Scriabin Sonata No.2 Fantasy Interval Rachmaninov 2 Etude tableaux,…...

date_range 18th August, 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


Kirkcudbright Grand Parade

We know everyone loves a parade with a chance to admire and applaud the floats, wave their flags, march and dance along with the bands.…...

date_range 20th 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


Rolling Hills Concert

Our first concert since before lockdown features a duo, Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer, who first appeared on our early Zoom folk club nights. We…...

date_range 26th August, 2022


Beyond Borders International Festival 2022

The return of an event that brings together internationally renowned broadcasters, writers, thinkers, artists, diplomats and politicians to meet, talk and exchange ideas with the…...

date_range 27th August, 2022 - 28th August, 2022


Creative Peebles Festival 2022

The return of the annual celebration of all things creative is centred on Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre with an exciting mix of live music, drama –…...

date_range 27th August, 2022 - 4th September, 2022


Paxton House 30th Birthday Tea

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in our beautiful Picture Gallery with live piano from our resident pianist David McLeish to celebrate our 30th Birthday of…...

date_range 28th August, 2022


Earwig

Marigold’s research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work is ignored. Following on from the success of Greyhounds and…...

date_range 28th August, 2022


Autumn Wildlife Bonanza– Darkness and Stars

Muirdrochwood Forest, near Carsphairn, hosts a rather smart octagonal wildlife hide that is an excellent opportunity to spot a whole range of Galloway wildlife. To…...

date_range 31st August, 2022


Scottish Geology Festival

Explore and enjoy Scotland’s past, present, and future through geology from 1st September- 9th October. Three events take place in the Borders, celebrating James Hutton's…...

date_range 2nd September, 2022 - 18th September, 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


Peebles Highland Games

50th anniversary event! The premier Highland Games in the Scottish Borders, all in the beautiful surroundings of Hay Lodge Park, Peebles....

date_range 3rd September, 2022


Music at the Multiverse

Two days of live music, across two stages, at the unique and spectacular outdoor venue of Crawick Multiverse. Headlining the Main Stage, set within the…...

date_range 3rd September, 2022 - 4th September, 2022


Scottish Borders Walking Festival

A big welcome back to walkers that have previously joined us for our walking festivals and we look forward to seeing some new faces on…...

date_range 4th September, 2022 - 10th September, 2022


Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh

Virtuosic guitar and banjo meets British and Americana roots. Admired by both audiences and fellow musicians alike, Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh combine talents for…...

date_range 4th September, 2022


Great Tapestry Gala Day

A free family gala day to celebrate the official opening of the five-star purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels, the heartland of…...

date_range 9th September, 2022


Loch Ken Wild Swim Charity Weekend

Our Charity Wild Swim weekend, now in it's 9th year is the perfect opportunity to try a number of events with full safety cover and…...

date_range 9th September, 2022 - 11th September, 2022


Gnoss

Then, on 9 September, it’s the turn of Carlops Village Hall to host a performance by Gnoss, another hugely accomplished Scottish band. Triple Scots Trad…...

date_range 9th September, 2022


Fungi and mushrooms - what can you eat?

Muirdrochwood Forest, near Carsphairn, hosts a rather smart octagonal wildlife hide that is an excellent opportunity to spot a whole range of Galloway wildlife. To…...

date_range 14th September, 2022


Magnetic North presents Lost in Music

Presented by the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival as part of their year-round Arts Live programme. Lost in Music is a gig-theatre show inspired by…...

date_range 22nd 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


Moffat Walking Weekend

Welcome to Moffat Discover this sensational and under-explored part of Southwest Scotland in a three-day festival at the first ever Moffat Walking Weekend. From long-distance…...

date_range 30th September, 2022 - 2nd October, 2022


549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War

1936. Across Scotland, 549 lives are intertwining. People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions. Spurred on by their burning passion for equality and freedom, they…...

date_range 25th October, 2022 - 26th October, 2022


Unsupervised Adulting

A ferocious physical theatre comedy about a dreary working week. This athletic production, performed by West of Scotland’s finest young talents is an hour’s jaunt…...

date_range 27th 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


Borders Art Fair 2023

Don’t miss this inspiring and fun 3-day celebration of visual art in the Scottish Borders. Buy work from over 70 exhibiting artists, galleries and collectives.…...

date_range 17th March, 2023 - 19th March, 2023