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

The main event in the Borders this month is, undoubtedly, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, which will be passing through on Sunday 3rd September. (It's such a big event, we've devoted a whole blog post to it!) But, in addition to this spectacular race, there are lots of things to do here this month, including the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival, which kicks-off on 1st September. And, don't forget Steve Messam's sculptures are only on display at Mellerstain until 11th September.


14th July – 11th September 2017- ‘XXX’ by Steve Messam, Summer outdoor art exhibition - Mellerstain House, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG – Open: 11am-5pm, Fri-Monday

1st-30th September - Scottish Borders Heritage Festival – Various locations across the Borders

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

2nd September – ‘Secrets of Melrose Abbey’ tour – Melrose Abbey - Tours: 11am, 12pm & 2pm - £6 adult, £3.60 child, £4.80 concession, Free for Historic Scotland members - Contact Tel: 01896 822562

7th September - Trimontium Roman Guided Walk - Three Hills Heritage Centre, Corn Exchange, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9PN - 1.30pm-5.30pm - £4.00 adults; £1 school children; family £10, dogs welcome. Contact Tel: 01896 822651

9th September - 'XXX' Illuminated Artworks & Hoebridge Supper – Mellerstain House, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG United Kingdom - A moonlit walk to see Steve Messam’s installations gloriously illuminated from inside. It’s an unmissable chance to see the work after dark, in a whole new light. Tickets to be purchased in advance: www.borderssculpturepark.com – Starts: 7pm

20th Sep 2017, Twilight meeting, The Racecourse, Kelso, TD5 7SX , Start of the new National Hunt Season, kicking-off with The Twilight Meeting. Gates open: 2.30pm - 1st Race: 4.30pm - Last race: 7pm

Coming soon

We are now booking accommodation for Kelso Races' Border Principal Race on 8th October 2017. Book early to avoid disappointment.


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. 



Tel: 01896 848 994


The Red Lion, 

The Square, 


Scottish Borders,


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