• Angie Aspinall

What's On in the Scottish Borders – May 2018


It’s May already, and it finally feels as though spring has arrived here in the Scottish Borders. As you’d imagine at this time of year, there’s a lot going on, with the great houses re-opening, gardens coming to life and events galore. We hope you’ll be enticed into booking a stay with us to enjoy the best of the Borders.

What’s On - May 2018

1st May 2018 to 31st May 2018 - 10:00 - 15:00

‘At Home in the Southern Uplands: A Painter’s Child’ Art Exhibition

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum, 156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH

Free

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 Friday - 10am–4pm

St Abbs Friday Market

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL

Every Saturday and Sunday - 2pm-4.30pm

Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL

Tel: 01835 823468

Thursday 3 May 2018 13:30 - 17:30

Trimontium Roman Guided Walk

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

Tel: 01896 822651

Thursday 3 May 2018 - 6.30pm

Author event: Tim Marshall

Mainstreet Trading, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT

Entry: £10

01835 824 087

info@mainstreetbooks.co.uk

Saturday 5 May 2018 onwards - 11:00 - 17:00Borders Sculpture Park Exhibition: The Messenger by Hilary Jack

Mellerstain House, Mellerstain, Gordon, TD3 6LG Tel: 01573 410225 Email: enquiries@mellerstain.com

Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May 2018 – 10:00 – 17:00

'Art at Ancrum'

A long weekend of exhibitions and demonstrations by professional artists and design-led makers in multiple venues throughout the village of Ancrum, where you can meet and purchase arts and crafts directly from the artists and makers.

Various locations in Ancrum.

Sunday 6 May 2018

Earlston Rugby Sevens

The Haugh, Earlston

The Red Lion will be open for drinks, but food will not be served all day.

Friday 11 May - Sunday 13th May 2018 - 9:00 onwards

Land Rover Floors Castle Horse Trials

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF Tel: 01573 223 333

Email: enquiries@floorscastle.com

Tuesday to Saturdays from 15th May - 10.00-4.00

Photographic Exhibition: Wildlife of Scotland

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Telephone01896 752611

Saturday 19 May - 15:00 - 19:00

Ruff Dugger

Traquair House, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

Scotland’s leading obstacle mud trail run for runners with their dogs. This is not a race, but a fun challenge. Finishers medals for all who finish, and goodie bags on the day.

Registration: Open from 3.00 pm

Briefing: for kids at 4.00pm

Mucky Pups (kids) Start 4.30pm

Teams and Adults briefing 5.30pm

Teams and Adults Race Start 6.00pm

Course Length Approx 5km

Saturday 19 May 2018 - 13:30

Trimontium Museumfest - Guided Walk

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

Tel: 01896 822651

Thursday 24 May 2018 - 19:30

Author event: James Crawford

Mainstreet Trading, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT

Entry: £10

01835 824 087

info@mainstreetbooks.co.uk

26th and 27th May - 11:00 - 17:00

Traquair Medieval Fayre

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire EH44 6PW

A mix of medieval-style entertainment from jousting to jesters in the grounds of Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House.

Adults £12.00 (£10.00 advance)

Child/Concs. £10.00 (£8.00 advance)

Family £38.00 (£36.00 advance)

Under 5’s go free.

Ticket price includes all entertainment and entry to house.

Dogs welcome on leads.

Wednesday 30 May to Saturday 2nd June - 19:30 - 22:00

Shakespeare at Traquair -Much Ado About Nothing

A unique promenade production in the grounds of Traquair celebrating their 23rd annual production.

Tickets: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Tel: 01721 725777

Thursday 31 May 2018 - 19:30

Author event: Maggie O'Farrell

Mainstreet Trading, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT

Entry: £10

01835 824 087

info@mainstreetbooks.co.uk

Please note: This month, we will be undergoing some refurbishment work in the lounge restaurant (7th to 13th May). Food will be available in the bar throughout this period, but we won’t be letting out any of our rooms during that week. We apologise for any inconvenience, but we hope you’ll pay us a visit once the refurbishment is complete.

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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