Scottish Borders Heritage Festival – Where people, place and myth & meet
- Hear haunting ballads from Scocha, Fisher Lassies, Scottish Vocal Ensemble and the Smailholm Singers.
- Watch sword fighting, skirmishes and musket smoke rising at Eyemouth Fort, Hume Castle and Philiphaugh Estate
- Become a Covenanter and attend a secret conventicle on Duns Law where you will be invited to sign the covenant in blood!
- See horsemen ride into Hume Castle with the Marchmont standard after an absence of over 300 years and Lady Hume’s surrender on the battlements
- Light a lantern or bring a torch to the parades in Duns, Newcastleton and Newark Castle as part of Lighting the Borders
- Meet Scottish royalty, priests living in terror and a master mason at Traquair House and the Abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh
- Uncover history at St Abb’s archaeological dig and view real time archaeology at Coldingham Priory
- Remember WW1 through historic cameos, interpretive dance, talks and a day of presentations at Stobs Camp, Dryburgh Abbey, Ormiston Institute and Mac Arts Centre
- Taste a Norman feast at Riddell Tower and afternoon tea in the Georgian splendour of Paxton House
- Explore myths, legends and tales of witchcraft at the Heritage Seminar
- Be Inspired by artist commissions, exhibitions and compositions including premieres of South to Scotland, Light Years, Sounding out the Past and th’Fleety Wud
- Walk in the footsteps of the romans, drovers and monks at Trimontium, Tweeddale and Old Melrose
- Create a lantern at our workshops or take a picture for our photography competition.
It’s Sourdough September
Lammermuir Festival 15-24 September
Yarrow, Etterick & Selkirk (YES) Festival 14-17th September
Doors Open Day Edinburgh 23-24 September
Edinburgh Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings – all for free. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture. Most not usually open to the public or where normally they would charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital’s public buildings. A series of talks begins during the week of 18 September.