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Massed Pipe Band Day


Sunday 30th August  11am - 4pm

A rejuvenated Massed Pipe Band day out for the whole family.

Now a well-established tradition, the Massed Pipe Bands Day was initiated by the present Duke’s father who recognised in the spectacular setting of the Castle the most evocative backdrop for an event of this nature.

Featuring over 140 pipes and drums from across the Scottish Borders and the Lothians together with Highland Dancers, a Ceilidh Band, Birds of Prey, Bouncy Castle, Tractor Tours, Garden Tours, Facepainting, Dog Agility and much more, this year will be another great event.

The day will also incorporate live cooking demonstrations from the award winning Chez Roux chef  team from the Roxburghe Hotel who will be in full creative culinary mode. In celebration of the VisitScotland Year of Food & Drink and with our two leading supporters, Giacopazzi's and Tempest Brewery, the addition of the food court will be a great new attraction for all.

Gates open from 11am and kicking off the day's proceeding's is the Erskine’s Regiment who will perform a parade and a drill finishing with the firing of musket's.  Beware any modern day invaders!


Main Arena -
11.00 - Gates Open
11.45 - Erskine Regiment re-enactment
12.00 - Lone Piper - Ian McDonald
12.10 - Highland Dancers - Lynella School of Dance
12.40 - Dog Agility
1.00 - Bands performance Part 1
2.15 - Ceilidh Band - Hector's Heroes
3.15 - Band performance - Part 2
4.00 - Finish

Other Attractions -
Scottish and Local Producers Food Court
12.10 - Chez Roux Cooking Demonstration

11.00 - 4.00 - Crafters Courtyard with local crafter's stalls

Buy your tickets here.


Event contact: For further information and bookings, please contact the Roxburghe Estates Office on 01573 227 660 or contact



AWARDED BY VISIT SCOTLAND Luxury visitor attraction Floors Castle in Kelso has been confirmed as a five star visitor attraction by tourism body, VisitScotland.

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