What’s on in May

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Hawick Walking Weekend 28-30 May

Experience the beauty of Teviotdale, with a selection of walks over 3 days, exploring the folklore and history of the area.  Lilliesleaf and Midlem Walking Weekend 21-22 May with 2 walks each day and a barbecue.

Tweedlove Bike Festival 14-30 May

An amazing two weeks of riding bikes in the Tweed Valley, including the Glentress Seven and events for professionals, amateurs, the family and kids.

Berwick Riding the Bounds 1 May

Enjoy the equestrian spectacular of one of Berwicks’ oldest traditions – the 15 mile riding of the boundaries of Berwick. Check out our blog post on the Common Ridings for more dates across the Scottish Borders.

Traquair Medieval Fayre 28-29 May

A superb weekend that will transport you back to ancient times with Jousting, a Medieval Tournament, falconry, archery, equestrian displays, living history, early music, jesters and children’s entertainment. Two exhibitions are also running in May. An exhibition of sculptures, paintings and embroideries specially created by the artist Giulia Resteghini and an exhibition from artists Andrew Brown and Jessie Ann Matthew

Sign up for the Great British Bee Count 19 May to 30 June

You know our love of bees on this blog and our bees make a huge difference to our lives. We can thank them for our food, garden plants and crops. But they are under threat and need our help, so join in this count, using a free smartphone app to identify bees. Each bee identified helps build a better picture of the health of our bees. Last year 104,000 bees were spotted.

Real Bread Week 14-22 May

Real Bread Week is the annual celebration of supporting your local, independent Real Bread bakery and baking your own.  The theme for this year is: doughing it for the kids. Real Bread is that made without the use of processing aids or any other artificial additives. Try a breadmaking course at course at Bread Matters near West Linton. Buy your real bread from the Bakery at Whitmuir Farm  or across the Borders from the Great Northumberland Bread Co. . Check out very small local producers at farmers markets. Or have a go and make your own.

PS don’t forget to wash your face in the dew early on the 1st of May.  Legend has it that if you do, you will be beautiful all year.  Its also the day we welcome summer and the end of winter.  Fingers crossed.

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