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/KELSO RACES
Location: Kelso, 3.3 miles
Kelso Races, Britain's Friendliest Race Course
Monday 7th April (Rugby Reunion Lunch & Race Day)
Tuesday 22nd April
Wednesday 7th May
Sunday 25th May - Ladies Day

/BORDERS BOOK FESTIVAL
Location: Melrose, 18 miles
13th to the 16th of June.  Takes part in Harmony Gardens in Melrose.  The gardens are open to the public and dogs are welcome.  Great for all the family, famous and local authors, a box office, café bar and festival bookshop all for you to explore.

/St James’s Fair
Location:  Kelso, 3.3 miles
St James' Fair is a community event bringing together the people of Kelso and visitors from near and far for a weekend of free entertainment, historical re-enactment, competitions and market stalls selling local and continental wares and produce.

/Border Union Show
Location:  Kelso, 3.3 miles
The Show includes competition for Horses, Ponies, Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Poultry,Rabbits, Shepherds' Crooks, Horse Shoeing, Young Farmers Stock Judging and Industrial Arts, with over five hundred open classes, two hundred trade stands and an entertainment ring.

/Border Common Ridings
Location:  All Border Towns partake.
Starts in April and Finishes in September.  The towns of the Scottish Borders are home to one of the oldest equestrian festivals in the world – the Common Ridings – which pay homage to the region’s tumultuous past and celebrate its unique identity.  

/Melrose 7s
Location:  Melrose, 18 miles
Melrose Sevens is an annual rugby sevens event.  Dates back to 1883.  Held every April, the tournament is part of the Kings of the Sevens competition, and has attracted teams from as far afield as Japan, Hong Kong, Uruguay and South Africa. Saracens are the current champions of the tournament.





Historic borders

Historic borders
So much history, so much to do Discover the grounds of Floors Castle & enjoy the woodland walks, plant centre, walled gardens and the adventure playground. Explore the castle and its historic roots, and then relax in the Terrace Café. Take a look

Great for families

Great for families
Fantastic days out From deer parks, to steam railways and fairy tale castles there is so much to do in the Borders Take a look

A hub of activity

A hub of activity
So much going on From book festivals to ride outs, historical re-enactments and rugby, the Borders keeps you entertained year round. Take a look

Explore The Capital

Explore The Capital
So much going on Less than an hour from Edinburgh, home to the largest annual international arts festival in the world. This includes the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Take a look