What's On Guide to the Borders, September 2018


Autumn is a great time to visit the Scottish Borders. The leaves are turning and the colours are dazzling. There's also an impressive array of events in September, from a fungi foray, to a vintage car rally, and The Tour o' the Borders Cycle race, to the famous Kelso Ram sales. Whether you're holidaying in the Borders, or you're a local, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

If you're looking for a place to stay, book a room at The Red Lion today. (No charge for your dog, and dogs are welcome in the bar.)

What's on in September

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

Website: archaeologyscotland.org.uk/

Monday-Saturday in September 2018, 10am-5pm

The Borders Distillery Tour

The Borders Distillery, Commercial Road, Hawick, TD9 7AQ

Tours run every hour, on the hour.

Adults: £12

Contact Tel: 01450 374330

Website: www.thebordersdistillery.com/

Every Monday and Friday until 14 September 2018, 12pm-1pm

Regency Garden Tour

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ

Included in admission to gardens, free for annual pass holders. The meeting point is outside the historic house.

Contact Tel: 01896 752043

Website:www.scottsabbotsford.com

Every Tuesday in September 2018, 10am-3pm

Market in Paxton House Marquee

Marquee at Paxton House, Paxton, TD15 1SZ

Normal admission charges apply to visiting Paxton House and the grounds.

Website: paxtonhouse.co.uk/event

Every Friday, 10am–4pm

St Abbs Friday Market

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL

Website: 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

Website: www.donkeyheaven.org

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

Website: www.eildonramblers.org.uk

Until 1 October 2018 onwards, 11am–5pm

Borders Sculpture Park Exhibition: The Messenger by Hilary Jack

Mellerstain House, Mellerstain, Gordon, TD3 6LG

Tel: 01573 410225

Email: enquiries@mellerstain.com

Sunday 2 September 2018, 11am–3pm

Tour o'the Borders - Closed Road Cycle Race

Peebles, EH45 9HB

01721 588050

Email: info@tourtheborders.com

Website: http://tourotheborders.com/

Sunday 2 September 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

Website: www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/events/archery-bowhill

Tuesday 4 September, 11.30am–12.30pm

Flowers of Floors Castle Garden Tour

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, TD5 7SF

Tour: £5 Plus, normal admission charges apply.

Booking essential.

Tel: 01573 223333

Website: www.floorscastle.com/whats-on/events/flowers-floors-castle-garden-tour/

Thursday 6 September 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

Website: www.trimontium.org.uk

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018, 10am-5pm

Great British Food Festival

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, TD5 7SF

Entry: £8

Dogs welcome

Website: www.floorscastle.com/whats-on/events/great-british-food-festival/

Saturday 8 September 2018, 10.30am–4pm (4 tours)

Doors Open Day - Undercroft Tours

National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN

Free admission. Booking essential.

Tel: 0131 663 7519

Please check the website for more details: nationalminingmuseum.cloudvenue.co.uk

Saturday 8 September 2018, 11am- to 3pm

Memory Walk

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, TD8 6UQ

Route: 1.5km and 6km Registration opens at: 11am Walk starts: 12noon Adults: £10

12-16: £5

Under 12: Free

Tel: 0131 243 1453

Website: memorywalksscotland.org/find-a-walk/borders-memory-walk/

Thursday 13 September 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

Website: www.trimontium.org.uk

Friday 14 September 2018

Kelso Ram Sales

The Border Union Showground, Kelso

Website: www.buas.org/rams

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 2018

Doors Open Day – Bowhill Below Stairs

Bowhill House and Country Estate

Tour Times: 1pm and 2pm. Booking essential.

Full tours of Bowhill also available.

Tel: 01750 22204

Email: info@bowhillhouse.co.uk

Website: www.bowhillhouse.co.uk

Sunday 16 September 2018, 2pm-4pm

Fungi Foray

Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, EH45 9JU

Garden admission applies.

Booking essential.

01721 760254

Website: www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/fungi-foray

Sunday 16 September 2018, 10-5pm

Farmer's Market

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, Ford & Etal, TD12 4TR

Free

Tel: 01890 820601

Website: www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

Sunday 16th September 2018

Edinburgh Kilt Walk, Raising funds for Scottish charities

Three different length walks: The Mighty Stride, Big Stroll and Wee Wander.

Prices: Various

Website:www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/edinburgh-2018/

Selkirk Vintage Rally

Sunday 16 September 2018, 11am-5pm

Sunderland Hall, Lindean, Selkirk, TD1 3PGAdults: £8

Under 16s: Free

Free parking

Tel: 07836 706254

Website: www.selkirkvintagecarrally.org/

Tuesday 18 September, 11.30am–12.30pm

Flowers of Floors Castle Garden Tour

Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, TD5 7SF

Tour: £5 Plus, normal admission charges apply.

Booking essential.

Tel: 01573 223333

Website: www.floorscastle.com/whats-on/events/flowers-floors-castle-garden-tour/

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