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What's on Guide to the Scottish Borders - October 2017


Visit Daniel and his friends at The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

We've said farewell to summer, and autumn is now here but, there are still lots of events and activities to enjoy on a visit to the Borders.

Events

Every Saturday and Sunday in October - The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary - The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL- Self-tours available from 2pm - 4pm - Minimum donation £3 - Tel: 01835 823468

Every Sunday in October - Ice-skating for everyone - Border Ice Rink, Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SL, 2.45pm-5.15pm - Tel: 01573 224774

Every Friday in OctoberSt Abbs Friday Market, The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL – Open: 10am–4pm

1st October 2017 - Exhibition: Rachel Maclean's 'Spite your Face' Sunday - Alchemy Film & Arts, 39-41a High Street, Hawick, TD9 9BU - A darkly comic moral tale, depicting a post-truth dystopia where the world is turned on its head, leaving the characters untethered to any sense of right and wrong, truth and lies - 10am – 6pm - Free

2nd October 2017 - Old Melrose Monastic Walk (A guided walk including the site of the original Melrose monastery) - Old Melrose Furniture Studio/TearoomMelroseTD6 9DF - 1.30pm - 3.30pm - Adults, £2/ children, free. No booking required. Tel: 01835 82283

7th and 8th October 2017 - 'Looking Back' Old Skills Fayre - Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre - Working demonstrations with teams of horses using vintage ploughs and machinery. Meet the resident Clydesdale horses (stabled). Vintage tractors and machinery. Around 30 food and craft stalls. Demonstrations from corn dolly makers, wool spinners, pole/lathe wood turner, farrier, leather worker, stone mason and others - 10am - 4pm

7th October 2017 - Annual Yetholm Shepherd's Show - Yetholm Haugh - Sheep Trials, Exhibitions, Industrial and Craft Tents and much more - 8am-5pm - £5

8th October 2017 - Border Principal Race, The Racecourse, Kelso, TD5 7SX

14th October 2017 - Eildon Ramblers walking group - Offering a wide range of walks on alternate Saturdays throughout the year. For general information email eildon.ramblers@gmail.com or phone 01896 823831

14th October 2017 - Curling Festival - Border Ice Rink, Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SL, 3.30pm-5.30pm - Tel: 01573 224774

19th-22nd October 2017 - Berwick Literary Festival - Featuring Ian McMillan, Max Adams, Stuart Reid, Stephen Baxter, Chris Brookmyre, and Katrine Porteous. Various locations in Berwick-upon-Tweed - More info: www.berwickliteraryfestival.com/

25th October 2017 – Pumpkin-carving – Walled Garden, Floors Castle, Kelso - Times 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm - £7.50 per person (includes light refreshments for children) - All children must be accompanied by an Adult.

28th/29th October 2017 – Creepy Crafts - Courtyard Café, Floors Castle, Kelso - 11am – 2.30pm - No age restrictions - Free activity – No booking required - Normal entry fees apply - All children must be accompanied by an Adult.

28th/29th October 2017 – Spooky Stories - In the Castle - Floors Castle, Kelso - Free activity - No booking required - Normal entry fees apply - All children must be accompanied by an Adult.

28th/29th October 2017 - Pumpkin-carving – Walled Garden, Floors Castle, Kelso - Times 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm - £7.50 per person (includes light refreshments for children) - All children must be accompanied by an Adult.

28th October 2017- The Halloween Meeting - The Racecourse, Kelso, TD5 7SX - Gates Open at 12.25pm - 1st Race due off at 2.25pm - Last race at 5.15pm – (N.B timings may alter slightly in the run up to the race meeting.) - Tel: 01573 224767

Throughout October 2017 – Grass-sledging - Born in the Borders, Lanton Mill, Lanton, TD8 6ST – 30mins for £4 - Tel: 01835 830495

ALWAYS A WARM WELCOME

The Red Lion in Earlston is a former coaching inn, dating back to the early 1800s. 

 

Today, we continue this legacy, offering guests from far and wide an authentic taste of the Scottish Borders. 

GETTING IN TOUCH

redlionearlston@gmail.com

Tel: 01896 848 994

 

The Red Lion, 

The Square, 

Earlston,

Scottish Borders,

TD4 6DB

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