Jedburgh Callants Festival

date_range 12th July, 2024

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The Callants Festival is a celebration over 2 weeks, marked by several traditional rides outs and other local events, culminating in Festival Day on the Friday. It dates back to the mid Twentieth century but commemorates events much further back in the history of the town.

The first Rideout on the Sunday afternoon commemorates the town’s alliance with Kelso during the troubled times of the Border Reivers; the Callant meets the Kelso Laddie and wreaths are laid at Morebattle War Memorial.

The fifth Queen’s Ride follows the route that Mary Queen of Scots took to visit the wounded Earl of Bothwell at Hermitage Castle. On Festival Day itself here is a final Rideout to Ferniehurst Castle.
06:00 to 17:00 - Friday 12th July