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What's on Guide to the Borders - August 2018


The Scottish Borders is Scotland’s best-kept secret, which means that even in August, our roads are not clogged with traffic and you can walk for miles on our footpaths before passing another soul.

If walking’s not your thing, how about cycling on our quiet roads? Or mountain biking at nearby Glentress? Or, how about some rockpooling with the local Rangers at the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve?

There are gardens galore in the Borders, and annual membership of Historic Houses gives you access to all the great houses and gardens in the area.

In addition to all the visitor attractions, there are summer events taking place this month on both sides of the border, and we’ve listed the highlights below.

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

Every Tuesday throughout August, 10am-3pm

Pop-up Market in Paxton House Marquee with the St Abbs traders

Paxton House, Paxton, TD15 1SZ

Entry to the market is free but normal admission charges will apply to visiting Paxton House and the grounds.

Every Wednesday and Thursday, 11am – 3pm

Pop-up market in Etal Village Hall

Etal, TD12 4TN

www.st-abbs-market.com

Every Friday, 10am–4pm

St Abbs Friday Market

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL

www.st-abbs-market.com

Every Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-4.30pm

Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL

Tel: 01835 823468

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

www.eildonramblers.org.uk

Until 1 October 2018 onwards, 11am – 5pm

Borders Sculpture Park: The Messenger by Hilary Jack

Mellerstain House, Mellerstain, Gordon, TD3 6LG

Tel: 01573 410225

Email: enquiries@mellerstain.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 August 2018, 10am – 4.30pm

‘JUMP IN’ to your Marine Reserve

St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, The Hippodrome, Harbour Road, Eyemouth, TD14 5HT

Free

Tel: 01890 752509

Saturday 4 August 2018, 8am – 5pm

Berwickshire County Show (Duns Show)

Mainsgate Park, Duns, TD11 3NW

Livestock, trade stands, displays.

Sunday 5 August 2018, 11am – 3pm

Archery at Bowhill

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

Prices from £3 (Ages 6+)

To book, call 01750 22204

Tuesday 7 August 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

Saturday 11 August 2018, 9am – 6pm

Peeblesshire Agricultural Show

Nether Horsburgh Farm, Cardrona, Peebles, EH44 6RE

Tuesday 14 August 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

Saturday 18/Sunday 19 August 2018, 11am – 5pm

History comes alive at Traquair

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

Tel: 01896 830323

Saturday 18 August 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Seashore Safari

Rockpooling with the Rangers working for the St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve

Meet outside the beach cafe, Coldingham Sands, Coldingham, TD14 5PA

Adults: £3

Children: £2

Tel: 01890 752509

Thursday 30 August 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

ALWAYS A WARM WELCOME

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The Square, 

Earlston,

Scottish Borders,

TD4 6DB

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