• Angie Aspinall

What's on guide to the Borders - October 2018


It's October already and autumn is in full swing here in the Scottish Borders. The Border ice rink is open once again for curling and skating and there are plenty of guided walks and tours still on offer in the area.

If you're looking for a place to stay, book a room at The Red Lion today. (No charge for your dog, and dogs are welcome in the bar.)

What's on in October

Monday 1 October-30 November 2018, 10am-5pm

Exhibition: Out of the Ark, into the woods

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU

Free

Tel: 01721 760254

Every Monday – 1.30pm-3.30pm

Old Melrose Monastic Walk

Old Melrose Furniture Studio/Tearoom, Melrose, TD6 9DF

Adults: £2

Children: Free

No booking required

Tel: 01835 82283

Website: archaeologyscotland.org.uk

Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

The Borders Distillery Tour

The Borders Distillery, Commercial Road, Hawick, TD9 7AQ

Tours run every hour, on the hour.

Adults: £12

Contact Tel: 01450 374330

Website: www.thebordersdistillery.com

Every Thursday until end of October 2018, 1.30pm-5.30pm

Trimontium Roman Guided Walk

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Corn Exchange, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Adults: £4

Children: £1

Family: £10

Dogs: Free

Website: www.trimontium.org.uk

Every Friday, 10am–3pm

St Abbs Friday Market

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL

Website: www.st-abbs-market.com

Alternate Saturdays

Eildon Ramblers Walking Group, walk starts: 10am

Walks range from 6 to 14 miles. New walkers welcome. Dogs not allowed.

Tel: 01896 823831 or 07590 219301

Website: www.eildonramblers.org.uk

Saturdays in October 2018, 11.30am-12.15pm or 12.30pm-1.15pm

Try Curling

Border Ice Rink, Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SL

Adults: £5

Juniors: £3

Tel: 01573 224774 to register

Sundays in October 2018, 12.45pm (Under 16s), 2.45pm-5.15pm

Ice skating for everyone

Border Ice Rink, Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SL

Adults: £5

Juniors: £3

Tel: 01573 224774

Sunday 7 October 2018, 12pm-6pm

Kelso Races: Border Principal Raceday

Kelso Racecourse, Kelso, TD5 7SX

Adults: £10 - £20

Children under 17 : Free

Saturday 13 October 2018, 10:30

Alwinton Border Shepherds' Show

Adults £7

Under 16s: Free

Parking: £2

Alwinton Show Field, Alwinton, NE65 7BQ

Sunday 14 October 2018, 1pm-5pm

Open Garden at Etal Manor

Etal Manor, Ford and Etal, TD12 4TJ

Entry: £5

Tel: 01890 820338

Sunday 21 October 2018, 1pm-5pm

Open Garden at Etal Manor

Etal Manor, Ford and Etal, TD12 4TJ

Entry: By donation

Tel: 01890 820338

Thursday 18- Sunday 21 October 2018

Berwick Literary Festival

www.berwickliteraryfestival.com

Sunday 21 October 2018, 10am- 4.30pm

The Borders Wedding Show

Springwood Hall, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS

Entry: £8

Tel: 01750 725480

www.borderevents.com

Sunday 28 October 2018, 1pm-5pm

Open Garden at Etal Manor

Etal Manor, Ford and Etal, TD12 4TJ

Entry: By donation

Tel: 01890 820338

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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