What's On in the Scottish Borders - June 2018

Our long-awaited refurbishment is now complete! Have you been to check out our new Dining Room yet? If not, what are you waiting for? We have a daily Specials Board as well as all the Red Lion Favourites. There's something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Image: Copyright Richard Aspinall

As well as having a drink and a meal with us, there's so much to do in the Borders this month. On hot summer days, there are plenty of shaded woodland walks not far from the pub. Have you tried out the new accessible paths at nearby Abbotsford? We highly recommend them. (Dog on leads are welcome there too.)

And, have you been following the latest news on the Born in the Borders Osprey blog? What a rollercoaster of emotions we’ve been having. Delilah has gone, but there’s a new hen on the block. It may be too late for her and Samson to have chicks this year, but you can go along to Born in the Borders and see how they’re getting on via the webcam in the restaurant – and in the skies above the River Teviot. (You can also see where our ale is made!) Many thanks to volunteer, Rosie Shields for her amazing blog posts and dedication to these magnificent birds.

Summer’s here, so what better time than now to visit the beautiful Scottish Borders? Book your stay today.

What’s On Guide

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 Thursday (7, 14, 21, 28 June) 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

Tel: 01896 822651

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


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


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


Until 17 June 2018 Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm

'Wildlife of Scotland' - Photographic exhibition

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, TD1 3JS

Proceeds from the sale of prints will go to Borders Macmillan Nursing.

Tel: 01896 752611

Friday 1 June 2018 – 2pm

Heritage Talk

Bowhill House and Country Estate, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

Adults: £7 (Include a cream tea.)

To book, call: 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk


Saturday 2 June 2018 - 11am – 4pm

Kirk Square Kitchen (Food Festival)

Kirk Square, Eyemouth, TD14 5JE

Food and drink, music, craft stalls, and children’s activities.


Tel: 01890 752527


Sunday 3 June, 11am - 3pm


Bowhill House and Country Estate, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ET

Price: From £3 (suitable for ages 6+)

To book, call 01750 22204 or email info@bowhillhouse.co.uk

More info: www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/events

Sunday 3 June 2018 - 11am onwards

BVAC Classic – Festival of Motoring

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RU

1,400 veteran, vintage and classic vehicles on display. Craft and gift fair.

Adults £8.50 (£10 on the day)

Children Under 16: Free

Family: £16 (2 adults, 2 children)

Tel: 01750 725480


Image: Copyright Borders Book Festival

Thursday 14-Sunday 17 June 2018

Borders Book Festival

Harmony Garden, Melrose, TD6 9LJ

Box Office: 0131 473 2000


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