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.
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 October – St 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 email@example.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