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National events

/THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH
Location:  All of the Borders
The Glorious Twelfth is the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse in Britain. This is one of the busiest days in the shooting season, with large amounts of game being shot. The date itself is traditional.  Since British law says that the start of the season cannot fall on a Sunday, it is sometimes postponed to 13 August.

/EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
Location:  Edinburgh, 43.6 miles
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. The festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events.

/ALNWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Location:  Alnwick, 41.9 miles
Every year in August Alnwick with the sounds and sights of the International Music Festival. Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes in the historic surroundings of Alnwick - a unique cultural experience!

/ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW
Lots to do for all the family and dogs are more than welcome.  Entertainment, childrens activities, shopping and fashion, outdoor living and countryside, food and drink and farming all in the same location!

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