Common Ridings  and Festivals

The Border country's Common Riding traditions have evolved over 900 years into one of Europe's oldest and biggest equestrian spectacles. 'The Riding of the Marches' festivals, organised from June through to August, pay homage to the region’s tumultuous past and celebrate its unique identity.


Apart from the 'Common Ridings' the area is a mecca for other equestrian events:    

                        The new Ian Stark Equestrian Centre                        
                                                                  Stable Life                                                                          
Floors Castle Horse Trials 
Buccleuch Country Ride 



Agricultural Shows, Arts Crafts, Bisley Clay Pigeon Shooting, Borders Book Festival, Breathtaking Scenery, Cashmere, Farmers Markets,Fishing, Galleries, Glentress Mountain Biking,  Golfing, Historic Mansion Houses, Grouse Moors, Horse Racing & Point to Point,  Quiet Roads, Rugby (including the World renowned Melrose 7s),  Soft Play Areas, Tartan and Tweed,  Theatres, Walking Festivals .......              

The Scottish Borders Council  eventscalendar or Borderevents can be used to find out whats on where and when in the local area.  Apply for their Discount Card & book event tickets