What’s on in March

Field of crocuses

March is my favourite month, when we can at last feel that spring is in full bloom and the days are getting longer. This month we have theatre, ghosts, tales of the Reivers and lots of films to watch. If you missed the C4 Jeremy Paxman programme on the River Tweed, now’s the time to catch up on it on on player. Time to get out and enjoy the outdoors as mother nature begins to return in her full bloom.

Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick 2-6 March,

International festival celebrating the most inventive  and thought provoking experimental film and moving image.  The seventh edition presents over 120 new short and feature image moving works, installations and expanded cinema performances and other special events.  With over 30 world premieres and 80 filmmakers from all over the world.


Deerstalker Run, Traquair, Innerleithen 11 March

An adventure running event with a difference! 5km and 10km runs start and finish at Traquair. This is Fun Run meets Fell Race meets Hellrunner meets Tough Guy. It’s Rat Race in the countryside and it’s much more besides.


Dracula…..The Travesty, Bowhill 17 March 

You’ve read the book and seen the film, now Northumberland Theatre Company present Dracula …. The Travesty!  Light, funny and daft but with strong storytelling and some genuinely scary moments, this is gothic storytelling at its best: imaginative, atmospheric and physically exciting. Appealing to family audiences (13+) it features all the elements of the story; wolves, bats, and the Brides of Dracula with plenty of humour and music.

Booking recommended – book online here through Border Events or call on 01750 22204. Tickets £12 / £10 under 16s.  Optional pre theatre supper available at 6.30pm for an additional £13 (booking essential).


Ladies Day, Roxburghe Shooting School 18 March 10:00 to 14:00

Spend a wonderful day learning how to shoot a shotgun safely with professional, qualified coaches.  Learn safety and Gun control, shooting technique and apply your skills to break a range of flying targets through your training. Then enjoy the comfort of the lush Roxburghe Hotel with the best Chez Roux artisan Afternoon Tea in front of a roaring fire.  £75.00 per person.
Call Tracy Meston on: 07798 884643 or email: shooting.school@roxburghe.net

Hawick Reivers Festival  24-26 March

Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival. Through music, drama  and re-enactments experience what life was really like for the men and women in the Border Marches.


Hawick Reivers Ghost Walk 24 March

Meet the ghost of Hawick past and the grizzle and gory stripes f our ancestors.  Tours last around an hour and involve a shirt walk.  dress warmly and bring a small torch.  First tour starts 6pm and the second at 8.30pm from the Turnbull Statue, Heart of Hawick. Tickets £4 each or £10 family (2 adults & 2 children) Why not make an evening of it and join the Ceilidh afterwards.  : 7.30pm & 8.30pm.  Price: £4 each or £10 family(2 adults & 2 children)


Vallelujah, Tweed Valley 25-26 March

This enduro cycling event is just a little appetiser before the Tweedlove main course begins in June. The trails used will be kept under wraps until the event, but the stages will provide an awesome day out.  The overall ethos is to provide a fun race with adventure, challenge, good times and safety – the key factors.  NB This enduro is one of 3 included in Tweedlove’s new enduro series, the Triple Crown, where riders completing all three rounds are eligible for the Triple Crown title.  Entry fee £55 (£50 early bird)


Pick up your copy of What’s on in the Scottish Borders, for more ideas about what’s on in March. Available for free at outlets across the Scottish Borders.


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