Events Around Duns

Today to Tue 11 Dec, closest first.    

More details - Berwickshire Scottish Wildlife Trust Winter Lecture
Winter Lecture and slide show - Black Mountain in Bhutan by Dr David Long
Duns Parish Kirk Hall (behind the Chemist)
Thu 6 Dec

More details - The Great War
Groups all over East Lothian have been marking the centenary of the Great War. Our exhibition in Dunbar highlights photos of troops training, leaving for battle and the work of the Battery Hospital. This will be exhibited alongside panels of the touring exhibition: East Lothian at War.
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, High Street, Dunbar
Today to Wed 21 Nov

More details - An Ingenious Whittler: John Muir the Inventor
Our exhibition celebrates the amazing machines that John Muir invented to make life easier. His designs included clocks and barometers to plans for study desks and ‘early rising machines’. Sit on the loafer’s chair for a noisy surprise or draw up a blueprint for your own invention!
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar
Today to Sun 18 Nov

More details - Exhibition of Dorothea Nimmo Smith paintings:  1940s & 50s Haddington
A Sense of Place: paintings by Dorothea Nimmo Smith of Haddington in the 1940s and ‘50s. Dorothea Nimmo Smith (1889 to 1962), was a talented water colourist capturing more than a hundred water colours of Haddington street scenes.
John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington
Today to Tue 20 Nov

More details - Traquair 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 - Christmas Wreath making
Join us for a fun workshop learning to make your own traditional Christmas wreath. £20 includes all tools and materials needed to create your own handmade wreath using locally foraged holly and ivy, fir cones, dried fruit and berries. Festive drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Pennypit Centre Rope Walk Prestonpans Eh32 9bn
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Meet the Makers Late Night Shopping Event & Charity Raffle
We’re kicking off our Thursday late night shopping events with a special Christmas ‘Meet the Makers’ evening where you’ll get to meet some of the designers and producers behind our labels, helping you pick the best of their collections.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Thu 29 Nov

More details - St Andrew's Night in Restoration Café
Pull up a chair for our first ever St Andrew’s Night opening in Restoration Café. Rhumbledethumps – clapshot – skirlie cake – you’ll find the best Scottish produce on our fabulous menu designed by Head Chef Colin Halliday.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Fri 30 Nov

More details - Santa's Grotto
Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sat 1 Dec, Sun 2 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, Sat 15 Dec, Sun 16 Dec, Sat 22 Dec, Sun 23 Dec

More details - Felt Stocking Workshop for Adults
Take a step off the world - come along to this crafting class for grown-ups where you will make a beautifully unique Christmas stocking for you or for one of your favourite people to hang on the mantelpiece come Christmas Eve. Festive nibbles and drinks will be on hand to get those creative juices flowing.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sat 1 Dec

More details - Pom Pom Workshop for Kids
Keep your sanity. Let the kids get crafty at Restoration Yard – not at home. Book your creative kids in for this fun workshop to make a colourful mantelpiece worthy pom-pom tree that you’ll love every year after. This event will take place in the Boudoir at Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sun 2 Dec

More details - Enjoy a Festive Feast at Restoration Café
Restoration Yard is magical during the festive season. For work Christmas lunches, family get togethers, catching up with friends, you’ll find a delicious menu created by our Head Chef using the best seasonal ingredients.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Mon 3 Dec to Fri 7 Dec, Mon 10 Dec to Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec to Fri 21 Dec, Mon 24 Dec

More details - Wreath Making Workshop for Adults
Set your most creative festive spirit free this December. Come make a beautiful Christmas wreath with our Restoration Yard experts – your door will be the envy of your neighbourhood, we promise. Festive nibbles and drinks will be on hand to get those artistic juices flowing.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sat 8 Dec, Sat 15 Dec

More details - Pottery Decoration Workshop
Personalise your tree with your kids’ artistic endeavours. In this fun, hands-on workshop kids of all ages can paint and glitter pre-made clay decorations and walk away with two unique pieces of keep-forever festive art.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sun 9 Dec, Sun 16 Dec

More details - Meet professional MasterChef winner Gary Maclean
Come along and meet professional MasterChef winner Gary Maclean. Gary will be holding a book signing for his new book ‘Gary Maclean’s Kitchen Essentials’ as well as food tastings and special offers at selected Dobbies stores.
Dobbies Edinburgh Melville Nursery Lasswade Midlothian
Fri 23 Nov

More details - Counterfeit Sixties Show
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.
Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, Scottish Borders
Fri 30 Nov

More details - Eglingham Christmas Market
Christmas Market with many well known traders from the area such as: Taste of Northumbria Good Life Shop Marilyn and Melrose Ruby Tuesday Also local crafts and produce such as designer jewellery, interior accessories, festive planted pots. Seasonal refreshments available. Purchases by cash or cheque.
Eglingham Village Hall
Sun 2 Dec

More details - Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain, that have been declared as “incurable” by the medical profession.
The Salisbury Centre 2 Salisbury Rd
Sat 24 Nov

More details - Jamie Laval at the Scots Fiddle Festival
American Jamie Laval is well-known to Scottish audiences from previous Scots Fiddle Festival appearances and many UK tours. His masterful command of the fiddle enables him to perform traditional Celtic music with unrivalled pathos and virtuosity.
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Sat 17 Nov

More details - Fiddle Workshop with Jamie Laval
Celtic fiddle is about making people want to dance. We’ll start by learning the generic, stripped down versions of several classic tunes (reels, jigs, strathspeys, hornpipes). As the class progresses we’ll add layers of dance-inducing devices into the tunes.
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Sun 18 Nov

More details - 2018 Wreford Watson Lecture - 2018: The Year that shook Universities
The Wreford Watson Lecture Series commemorates the life and work of James Wreford Watson (1915-1990) a geographer and poet who formerly held the chair in the Geography Department at Edinburgh. The Lecture is given each year by a prominent intellectual from outwith or inside the academic discipline of Geography.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary St
Thu 29 Nov

More details - Australian and New Zealand University Open Day in Edinburgh
Study in Australia or New Zealand! Come along to the Study Options Open Day on 15th November at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh. Free, independent, expert advice for students, this is an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from top Australian and New Zealand universities.
The Scotsman Hotel, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh
Thu 15 Nov

More details - Thom Artway LIVE
The singer, lyricist and guitarist Thom Artway is currently one of the most respected young musicians of the Czech music scene. His songs are captivating, creating a musically emotional world with introspective lyrics.
Mon 26 Nov

More details - Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight
With a programme loaded full of Classical delights and Baroque masterpieces, this magical concert presented by London Concertante, is one you do not want to miss!
St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 7 Dec

More details - Edinburgh's Christmas
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 takes over the Scottish capital between 16 November and 5 January with the brand-new Silent Light headlining this year’s programme, a unique silent party raising money for One City Trust.
Sun 18 Nov, Sat 5 Jan 2019

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