THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS
Upcoming Events in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders play host to events all year round - there's always something to do not far from here. We have created a list of events around the Scottish Borders we think you might enjoy.
Borders Art Fair - 15-17th of March, 2024, Kelso
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. Watch demonstrations and see artists at work. Indulge your own creative ambitions and have a go. Meet the artists and get tempted by the local offering at the event. The Borders Art Fair is fast becoming a must visit event for buyers and enthusiasts alike - go and see for yourself. Entry by donation.
Bowden House B&B Gourmet Weekend, April 5-7th, 2024
OUR YEARLY HIGHLIGHT - EXPERIENCE EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE AT BOWDEN HOUSE B&B.
This gourmet weekend break features a 5 course gourmet dinner on Saturday night for up to 6 guests prepared by Liechtenstein guest chef Konstanze Hanke.
Melrose 7s, April 11-13th, 2024, Melrose
The famous Melrose 7s, the oldest 7s rugby tournaments is starting its 2024 events with the Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday, the 11th of April. Stars of the rugby world will host the event and present the inductees for 2024 their Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame Caps.
On Friday the ruby events will kick off with the U18s sevens tournament and on Saturday teams from around the world will compete for the trophy. A full day of fast paced sevens rugby on the 3G at the Greenyards feature the Men’s 1883 Centenary Cup & Women’s Mike Bleasdale Cup. The Melrose Sevens will round off with the traditional Party Night in the Fanzone Tent on that evening.
With lots of events in the food village, the Melrose 7s will again be the place for an exciting family outing. A rugby weekend not to be missed.
Rally, Motorsport Event
Jim Clark Rally, 24-26th May, 2024 around Duns
The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally, a unique closed road Motorsport event, will run across the weekend of 24-26 May 2024 based around Duns in the Scottish Borders.
The Beatson’s Building Supplies Jim Clark Rally is a round of the British Rally Championship, Scottish Rally Championship and National Asphalt Championship, named after 1963 and 1965 Formula One champion Jim Clark. It has been a prominent feature of the BRC calendar since its debut in the series in 1999, and was started in 1970.
Classic Car Festival and more
BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring, June 2nd, Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
The BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring is the premier classic car show in Scotland. In 2024, the event will take place on Sunday 2nd June. It will once again feature some of the finest veteran, vintage and classic cars from across the country, as well as kid’s activities, live motorsport action, stunt displays, a retail village and of course, plenty of lovely food and drink stops to keep you fuelled throughout the day! With the addition of live rally action this year, arena stunt shows, pipe band displays and a children’s play area, combined with plenty of retail, food and drink exhibitors - this is an event for everybody.
Borders Book Festival, 13-16th of June, Melrose
A cultural highlight in the summer agenda of Scottish Borders' events, the Borders Book Festival is a firm favourite of audiences and authors alike - and this year celebrating its 21st edition. Book lovers from all around the country will be visiting this amazing event and tickets are very thought after.
The four-day festival of literature, entertainment, politics, sport, health and lifestyle – and much more besides – will see more than 100 events hosted in marquee-clad Harmony Garden in Melrose. Check out this year's programme and grab yourself a ticket.