Events in the Tweed Valley

Events

  • Happy finishers at Bowhill

    Back again for its 17th year, this is a very popular series of low-key, back-to-basics off-road Duathlons held at Bowhill in the Scottish Borders. What better way to motivate your training over the dark winter months, test your progress, or simply have good muddy, wet and snowy fun! Other races of varying lengths available from Dec to Feb. 

     

    Sun, 20/01/2019 - 12:00 to 17:00
  • Now in its fifth year, and a major event in the Tweed Valley calendar, the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival offers a dazzling mix of adventure films, inspiring speakers and outdoor sessions. From a ‘best of’ selection of adventure films from around the word to big names and local heroes from the worlds of ocean conservation, mountain biking, adventure filmmaking, wildlife photography, bikepacking, climbing, wild swimming and more, there’s so much to enjoy at this year’s festival. Speakers include mountain bike legend Hans Rey, Paddle Against Plastic founder Cal Major, wild swimmer and TV star Calum Maclean, and wildlife photographer and cameraman Pete Cairns from SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

    Fri, 25/01/2019 - 17:00 to Sun, 27/01/2019 - 20:00
  • The Mighty Deerstalker

    A wet, muddy and now infamous romp through the Tweed Valley hills (and rivers), starting and finishing at lovely Traquair House. Runners can choose from the 5km route (actually quite a bit longer), or the full-on 10km route (actually A LOT longer, much of it in darkness). Dressing up is crucial – expect plenty of tweed, fake antlers and deerstalker hats – while the routes feature a range of fiendish obstacles. For those with any juice left in the tank, the after party (The Mighty Beerstalker) is pretty good too. 

    Sat, 16/03/2019 - 14:00 to 23:00
  • Come and enjoy a real Tweed Valley enduro adventure on some of the best tracks anywhere in the UK. As usual, the trails used will be kept under wraps until the event, but the stages will provide an awesome day out – and something a wee bit different. But will this year bring sun and dusty trails, or mud and clag? Mmmm ...

    Sat, 23/03/2019 - 09:00 to Sun, 24/03/2019 - 17:00
  • The first Rugby Sevens tournament was played in Melrose in 1883. The game is now played on a global stage and is testimony to its founder in the Scottish Borders town, Ned Haig. This year marks the 128th playing of an extended tournament with guest teams coming from near and far. Previous years have included guest teams from Randwick and Manly (Australia), Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), University of Free State and Stellenbosch (South Africa), as well as across Europe.

    Sat, 13/04/2019 - 11:00 to 18:00
  • A cracking day out for all the family!  Enjoy Easter trails with a yummy chocolate egg at the end. Come-and-try archery with Barons Folly Archers, face painting with the face genie and, if the weather is bad, enjoy a magician in the little theatre. For something completely different, scale the heights of bravery by tackling our towering climbing wall. To find out more, call 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk.

    Sun, 21/04/2019 - 11:00 to 16:00
  • Easter at Traquair

    The Easter Eggstravaganza is back once more for a fabulous day of egg hunting, egg painting and lots of other activities. With the largest hedged maze in Scotland, there could be no better place for an Easter Egg Hunt. Now in its 19th year, there will be 6,000 mini eggs to be found during a series of egg hunts throughout the day and we guarantee no child will leave empty-handed. The Easter egg hunts are confined to the Under 10’s with an easter egg scramble for under 5’s in the Walled Garden. There are also lots of other fun, hands-on activities for families, including Scavenger Hunts with Big Egg prizes, Spot the Egg in the House Competition, Easter Bonnet making, musical instrument making, storytelling and face painting.

     

    Sun, 21/04/2019 - 11:00 to 17:00
  • Come and take part in Scotland’s leading obstacle/mud/trail run for runners with their dogs in the beautiful surroundings of the Traquair Estate near Innerleithen. Fun, technical routes, with lots of obstacles to negotiate, it’s a test of determination and team work with your dog! Run solo or as a pair. Two great routes for different age groups, approx 5k (for ages 15+) and approx 2k (ages 7-14). 
     

     

    Sat, 18/05/2019 - 15:00 to 19:30
  • Scotland’s only authentic Medieval Fayre is an unbeatable mix of medieval entertainment from jousting to jesters in the grounds of Traquair, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house. Great fun for the whole family! 

    Sat, 25/05/2019 - 11:00 to 17:00
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost is Shakespeare at Traquair’s main stage production for 2019. Directed by Tim Wilcock, the play sees self-denial in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But when the dazzling Princess of France and her entourage arrive, inconvenient promises are quickly ditched in favour of some ham-fisted wooing.

    Wed, 29/05/2019 - 19:30 to Sat, 08/06/2019 - 19:30
  • The biggest, friendliest bike festival in the UK with a stack of exhilarating events around the Tweed Valley, including something for every age and ability of rider. This year, the action centres on the brand new Transcend Festival Weekend in Innerleithen (7-9 June), although there are many other associated events throughout the year. Check out the TweedLove website for all the juicy details ...

    Fri, 07/06/2019 - 09:00 to Sun, 09/06/2019 - 19:00
  • At least 400 years old and stems back to the time of the 'Burleymen' - Burgh Law men who had the task of ensuring no-one encroached on the town‘s common lands. The Common Riding is on 14 June. 

    Mon, 10/06/2019 - 18:45 to Fri, 14/06/2019 - 23:30

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