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More details - Ranger Led Walks
Join the Bowhill Ranger for a guided walk around the estate. Each session will focus on a different topic ranging from biodiversity in the woodlands to wildlife watching.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 30 May

More details - Splinters Productions Double Bill: Nancy Sleekit & Howard’s Revenge
Meet Nancy – widow, with three husbands who all died in mysterious circumstances, and Howard, playing the lead role of Rob Roy MacGregor. Neither to be meddled with in this evening of two separate Victorian Entertainments. Conspiracies and lies abound. Is anyone telling the truth? Will secrets come to light?
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Archery at Bowhill
Come along and try archery with Barons Folly Archers. Whether you are an expert or more of a Robin Hood wannabe, the club will ensure you have a great experience. And if you want to take up a new hobby, tuition is available. Prices from £3, suitable for ages 6+.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mousetale Puppets: Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure
When a mysterious object lands in the garden shed, Oscar the mouse investigates. Join Oscar and his new friend, Zimmy, as they blast off through the solar system in search of Quagroon rocks.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sun 6 May

More details - May Day In Its Hey Day
Join us as we try to recreate a Victorian themed family friendly fayre. With hook a duck, tin can alley, skittles and don’t forget Punch and Judy! You can also discover a real Victorian love story in our exhibition and take a tour of Bowhill to see how a Georgian mansion was transformed in the Victorian era.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Mon 7 May

More details - Lower Than Atlantis
Lower Than Atlantis. Artists performing: Lower Than Atlantis.: Tickets avaiable.
Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Wed 9 May

More details - Sunrise Wildlife Watch
The early bird catches the worm. Join the Bowhill ranger for an early morning wildlife watch followed by a delicious home cooked breakfast in our Minstrel Tearoom.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Wed 16 May

More details - Reef
Reef. Artists performing: Reef.: Tickets avaiable.
Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Fri 18 May

More details - Ruff Dugger
Ruff Dugger is trail / mud / obstacle runs you can take part in with or without your dog. This will test your fitness and team working skills to the max. Come and take part in Scotland’s leading obstacle, mud trail run for runners with their dogs.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sat 19 May

More details - Fairy Training With The Fairy Godmother
The Fairy Godmother is looking for some help with her spells. She’ll bring magic, hope and sparkle and her Willow Fairy Den as well! Enjoy 45/50 minutes of magical fun making potions, wishes and spells. Children leave with their potions/creations and a special certificate. Suitable for ages 3+
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Shakespeare at Traquair
Much Ado About Nothing A unique promenade production in the grounds of Traquair celebrating their 23rd annual production. Performances are at 7.30pm each evening on Wednesday, 30th May to Saturday, 2nd June and again on Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th June.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun, Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Duns
SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo & Finale PUCCINI Crisantemi CIMAROSA Concerto for 2 flutes MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1 Duncan Ward conductor Alison Mitchell flute Brontë Hudnott flute Young British conductor Duncan Ward is one of the most exciting new figures on podiums worldwide.
Volunteer Hall
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Mindrum Garden - Open Garden for NGS
7 acres of romantic planting with old fashioned roses, violas, hardy perennials, lilies, herbs, scented shrubs, and intimate garden areas flanked by woodland and river walks. Glasshouses with vines, jasmine.
Mindrum Garden, Northumberland
Sun 17 Jun

More details - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Open-Air Theatre
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Sun 1 Jul

More details - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Kirky Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Ginny Fairfax is known as the creator of the fabulous Mindrum Garden. Five years ago she began creating a new garden at Kirky Cottage. This is a gravel garden in cottage garden style, with her favourite plants from Mindrum and many others, which have matured beautifully.
Kirky Cottage, Mindrum
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Zucchero - Wanted World Tour 2018
Zucchero - Wanted World Tour 2018 Plus support. Artists performing: Zucchero.: Tickets avaiable.
Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Tue 10 Jul

More details - BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Course - how to rescue whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals!
Learn how to rescue Whales, Dolphins & Seals. British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) is a UK based marine animal rescue organisation. We have around 3,500 active volunteer Marine Mammal Medics around the UK and we are the only such specialist organisation covering England, Wales and Scotland.
The Hippodrome, Harbour Road, Eyemouth
Sun 15 Jul

More details - A Dogs' Day Out
A day out for dogs and their owners. Bring your dog along for some fun activities, competitions, displays and demos as well as doggy treats and organised walks.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Civil War Re-enactment Weekend
The oldest re-enactment society, the Sealed Knot, is returning to Thirlestane Castle to bring to life the history of Scotland’s involvement in the Civil Wars. They will be delving into what it was like in the 17th Century for both the military and ordinary people.
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Living History at Traquair
A weekend when the past will literally come alive as characters from Traquair’s history re-enact some of the dramatic happenings that took place in this 900 year old castle. As you tour the house you will come across some Scottish royalty, priests living in terror and the ups and downs of family life in the 1700s.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - Beyond Borders at Traquair
Returning for its 9th year Beyond Borders is delighted to bring you its International Festival of Literature & Thought 2018.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sat 25 Aug and Sun 26 Aug

More details - Great British Food Festival
More than ‘just another food festival’, The Great British Food Festival combines the nation’s love of great food and drink with some of the country’s most treasured locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and beautiful venues, all at the same time!
Floors Castle, Kelso
Sat 8 Sep and Sun 9 Sep

More details - Andy McKee
Andy McKee. Artists performing: Andy McKee.: Tickets avaiable.
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Fri 21 Sep

More details - Russell Brand
Russell Brand Re:Birth Tour. Artists performing: Russell Brand.: Tickets avaiable.
Playhouse, Edinburgh
Wed 3 Oct

More details - Kitten Casino
Kitten Casino presents a night of classic mod, 60s soul, northern soul, R&B & Boogaloo with resident DJs Brian & Trisha with special guest playing only the best of sounds on original vinyl in this amazing retro and chic environment.
H20, 88 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels
Sat 6 Oct

More details - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
John Lees' Barclay James Harvest Plus Support. Artists performing: John Lees' Barclay James Harvest.: Tickets avaiable.
Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Ghostly Castle Tours
Experience Traquair as never before when you are taken through the house at night and may come across some of the past inhabitants who lived there centuries ago. Tours start at 7pm and 9pm on both days.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Fri 26 Oct and Sat 27 Oct

More details - Halloween Fun Day
11am – 4pm Ghouls, Games and Ghostly Tales for all the family!! Traquair’s Halloween is for all ages and dispositions! For those who enjoy getting a little bit scared to those that just want the treats and fun, there are games, activities and shows all day long. Tickets are available on gate only.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Blancmange
Blancmange 'Wanderlust' Tour + support. Artists performing: Blancmange.: Tickets avaiable.
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Thu 8 Nov

More details - Free Christmas Opening
With the house decorated in a Victorian Christmas style and craft stalls throughout the house this is a weekend for all ages. Local choirs and the Silver band will perform in the courtyard and chapel. Santa’s luxurious grotto in the house.
Traquair House Innerleithen
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

More details - MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES:  'Gladsome, Humour & Blue' 30th Anniversary Tour
MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES: 'Gladsome, Humour & Blue' 30th Anniversary Tour + support. Artists performing: Martin Stephenson.: Tickets avaiable.
The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Thu 6 Dec