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Border Ride Outs 2015

The below calendar has been updated despite it still saying 2014!


2014 Calendar

Dates for Common Ridings & Festivals 2014

Other Common Ridings & Festivals

  • 7th - 15th June

    Lanark Lanimer Day

  • 14th - 21st June

    Yetholm Festival

  • 9th - 25th July

    St Ronan’s Border Games

  • 18th - 26th July

    Eyemouth Herring Queen

Other Events

Other Events

Melrose 7’s – 11th April 2015 
The Melrose Sevens is one of Scotland’s premier sporting events and the tournament remains the blue riband of sevens in Scotland and represents one of the region’s premier events. In 2012 the tournament won the Scottish Thistle Awards Best Sporting Event Award for the Central South East Region and keenly awaits the national final results in November. Staged the Friday before the main Sevens event the Melrose VETS takes the format of a 10-a-side, 12 team tournament, and will involve as many teams as possible from outwith Scotland.

For full details visit the website at

Tweedlove Bike Festival – 17th – 31st May 2015
TweedLove Bike Festival is a celebration of all things bike, and is 100% organised by bike riders. With the UK’s best concentration of mountain and road biking options right on our doorstep, Tweedlove are keen to invite you to share our back yard. There are a whole host of races and opportunities to enjoy biking in the most beautiful part of Scotland. For full details, visit the website at

Borders Book Festival – 11th – 14th June 2015
Harmony Gardens, Melrose
The festival takes place in the beautiful gardens of Harmony House in the historic town of Melrose.  Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, the 18th Century house is home to the authors during the festival. The gardens are open to the public and are a wonderful place to while away the day whilst taking in the many events.  Checkout the website to keep up with the latest news

Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought – 22nd – 23rd August 2015

The 6th annual Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought takes place at the picturesque Traquair House. The Festival brings together renowned international writers, artists, diplomats and cultural leaders to exchange ideas in a series of live panel discussions throughout the weekend. In addition to debates about contemporary issues from at home and abroad, the weekend-long festival also includes walks and cycle rides in and around the grounds of Traquair, as well as exhibitions and uniquely intimate lunchtime tête-à-tête sessions. Past speakers include writer and historian William Dalrymple, artist and poet Peter Sacks, and the late Marie Colvin.

For more information about this year’s Festival, please visit


Borders Railway Launch – 6th September 2015

Services commence on Sunday 6 September. Ticket purchases can be made via National Rail Enquires 12 weeks in advance of any planned journey. Therefore, tickets for the first planned services on Sunday 6 September will be available on the 14 June. A web link to the ticket line is below for information.

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Homecoming 2014 & Return to the Ridings 2014 Join Forces

Scotland will welcome the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014- providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014