What's On Guide to the Scottish Borders - November 2017

November is the month of Remembrance. Here in Earlston, on Sunday 12th November, the traditional Remembrance Day Parade will leave Earlston Parish Church at 10.30am, heading along Church Street and ending here in The Square. We will be open as usual but, we will be marking the two-minutes’ silence at 11am as a sign of respect to those who sacrificed so much for us. Please come and join us for breakfast before or after the parade.

On 11th November is the traditional Remembrance Meeting at Kelso Racecourse. You may wish to book your room at The Red Lion now to avoid disappointment.

Every Friday in November

St Abbs Friday Market, The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL – Open: 10am–3pm

Every Saturday and Sunday in November

Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary, The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL – 2pm-4pm

3rd November 2017

Lauder Christmas Shopping Night – From 6pm.

3rd/4th November 2017

‘Stewart Muir: The Beloved Doctor’ - Bowhill Theatre, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ET - A production written and performed by local actor John Nichol, based on the diaries of Dr Muir. Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 3pm - Tickets: £9/£7 (concessions) – 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk.

5th November 2017

Ice Skating - Border Ice Rink, Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SL - 2.45pm – 5.15pm - Tel: 01573 224774

7th November 2017

MsFits Theatre Company presents ‘Women on the Verge of a T Junction’ - Bowhill Theatre, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ET - 8.00pm - Tickets: £12 adults; £10 (under 16s) - Tel: 01750 725480 or www.borderevents.com

10th November 2017

North Country Theatre presents Nightmares in Norfolk - Wauchope Village Hall, Main Street, Yetholm, TD5 8RA - 7.30pm – 10pm – Tickets: £10 – Tel: 01573420231 or Yetholm Village Shop

11th November 2017

The Remembrance Meeting - Kelso Racecourse, Kelso, TD5 7SX - Gates open 10.15am - 1st Race due off at 12.15pm - Last race at 3.45pm – (N.B timings may alter slightly in the run up to the race meeting.) - Tel: 01573 224767

12th November 2017

Remembrance Day Parade - 10.30am from Earlston Parish Church Church, to Church Street and The Square – Contact: 01835 826662

14th-17th November 2017

‘A Reivers Moon’ by Alan G Brydon and Ian W Landles - Hawick Town Hall, 44 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9EF – 7.30pm – Tickets: £10 - ILF Imaging, Sandbed Hawick - Tel: 01450 379757

16th November 2017

Follies: National Theatre Live Screening - Wauchope Village Hall, Main Street, Yetholm, TD5 8RA - Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production – 7pm - Tickets: Tel: 01750 725480 or www.borderevents.com

18th- 24th November 2017

Winter Wonderland - Born in the Borders, Lanton Mill, Lanton, TD8 6ST - Outdoor ice rink, grass sledging, night skating, festive menu and Santa - Tel: 01835 830495

18th November 2017

Glentress Winter 21k Trail Race - Glentress Forest, Glentress, Peebles

Trail running event - 10am – 2pm - 21k Trail Half Marathon in the morning - Evening 10k -Night Trail run - Tickets: £30 -Contact: www.highterrainevents.co.uk

19th November 2017

Tweed Valley Ultra Run – Glentress Forest, Glentress, Peebles - 7.30am – 6.30pm - Two distances to choose from. Tickets: £50 – Contact: www.highterrainevents.co.uk

23rd November 2017

Eyemouth Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights Switch On – Kirk Square, Eyemouth - 6.30pm – Carol singing and pop-up stalls featuring St Abbs Market Traders

26th November 2017

Kelso Christmas Lights Switch On - Market Square, Kelso - 5pm – With children's funfair, Santa's grotto and performances from groups including Lynella School of Highland Dance, MxNally Dance Academy and Michelle Douglas School of Dance

26th November 2017

Christmas Lights Switch On and Parade - 5.30pm - Milestone Garden Centre to SBC HQ – Tel: 01835 826662

Not in the Borders, but not to be missed: Edinburgh Christmas Lights Switch On

1pm, George Street, Edinburgh, Sunday 20th November

Kick-off the festive season in style with the Edinburgh Christmas Lights Switch On, just an hour from nearby Tweedbank Station. See the lights switched on by Olympic gold medallist Callum Skinner and enjoy carols from across Scotland including Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus and Edinburgh's Got Soul.

Look out for our December What’s on Guide for details of more festive Christmas lights switch on events.

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