What’s On around Kelso

What’s On around Kelso


Kelso weather !



30 Berwickshire Point-to-Point @ Friars Haugh, Kelso


1 to September 30th Historic Environment Scotland – places to explore in The Borders

Visit Kelso Abbey

Visit Jedburgh Abbey

Visit Dryburgh Abbey

Visit Melrose Abbey

1 Smailholm Tower opens – through to September 30

1 Johnstons of Elgin – and Hawick ! Guided Mill Tours. Every hour. Monday – Thursday 10.30am – 1.30pm; Friday – 10am

1 NEW The Borders Distillery – Take a tour!

5 St Abbs Market – every Friday from today till December. 10am

6 St Abbs Wool Festival 

8 Kelso Races – Buccleuch Cup Day

13 Melrose Sevens

13 Bowhill – Selkirk Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

14 Kelso Wedding Show at The Border Events Centre

21 Easter Extravaganza at Traquair 11.30 to 5pm The biggest egg hunt in The Borders – the biggest maze in Scotland!

27 Kelso Farmer’s Market in The Square


8 Kelso Races – First May Day

10 – 12 Floors Castle International Horse Trials  A great family day out. Walk the cross country course, from the Golden Gates in Kelso by the River Tweed, along the parkland south of the playground and Walled Garden. Equestrian, food, children’s activities & entertainment …

11 Bowhill – Selkirk Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

18 and 19 BVAA Vintage Rally at The Borders Event Centre Kelso

18 Ruff Dugger in the grounds of Traquair 3-7pm

25 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30

26 Kelso Races Ladies Day

29 – June 8 Shakespeare at Traquair – Love’s Labour’s Lost. A unique promenade production in the grounds of Traquair celebrating their 24th annual production. Performances 7.30pm each evening on Wednesday, 29th May to Saturday, 1st June and again on Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th June.


Bowhill – Selkirk Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

13-16 Borders Book Festival At midsummer each year Harmony House and Gardens in Melrose blossom as marquees are raised, wine bars open and the public flock to one of Britain’s best loved book festivals.

15-16 Border Union Championship Dog Show. Kelso Visiting the Border Union Dog Show makes for a great family day out; you can learn about exciting breeds and see some of the UK’s best compete for prestigious awards. This show is a qualifier for Crufts

22 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


13 Bowhill – Selkirk Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

13-20 Kelso Civic Week

26-27 The Border Union Show

27 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


10 Bowhill – Selkirk Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

24 & 25 The 10th Year of ‘Beyond Borders International Festival’ at Traquair  

25 Floors Castle Massed Pipe Band Day Spectacular Pipe Bands from across the Scottish Borders – a sight to behold! Dance performances, children’s entertainment, catering & refreshments, emergency services demonstrations and much more.

24 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


13 Kelso Ram Sales    A spectacle in sheep terms! Nearly 5,500 rams, male sheep, are presented each year! There will be around 20 breeds of sheep including Texel, Suffolks and North Country Cheviot to name a few – it’s quite a sight and education. Free entry – worth a look!

14 Bowhill, Selkirk, Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

28 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


26 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


23 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


Event Calendars at local venues

Visit Kelso Events Calendar

The Border Ice Rink at Kelso – curling and public skating sessions

Kelso Swimming Pool information

Throughout the summer months each Borders town hosts its’ own spectacular ‘Common Riding’  Summer Common Ridings

Harestanes Coutryside Visitor Centre Events

Kelso Farmers Market – 4th Saturday morning of every month and other markets in the Border Towns

Floors Castle Events about 2 miles from Hendersyde

Kelso National Hunt Racing  – at the end of the farm road-end!

The Border Union Show Ground at Kelso hosts a wide variety of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year.

Bowhill House and Country Estate near Selkirk, which is just over half an hour from Hendersyde.

Ford and Etal Events and Information a step over the border in Northumberland. There is so much to see in these delightful Northumbrian Villages

Events at Paxton House, near Berwick-upon-Tweed

Events at Traquair further up the Tweed Valley near Peebles

Tweed Love Mountain Bike Festival 2019 Events

Scottish Borders Cycling  & Events

Scotland’s Gardens Opening dates and Times

Alnwick Castle events

Evenings Out……

The varied programmes of the Borders Theatre scene.

Bowhill Theatre – unique! An experience for the ambience and size of the theatre! Who would have guessed it was converted from the old Victorian Game Larder!

The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Heart of Hawick Events – one of the biggest regeneration projects in the Scottish Borders.

Peebles Theatre and Arts Centre. Eastgate has become a well-loved part of the Peebles landscape, and a lively hub for arts activities in the Scottish Borders.