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What's On in the Scottish Borders – May 2018

May 1, 2018

It’s May already, and it finally feels as though spring has arrived here in the Scottish Borders. As you’d imagine at this time of year, there’s a lot going on, with the great houses re-opening, gardens coming to life and events galore. We hope you’ll be enticed into booking a stay with us to enjoy the best of the Borders.


What’s On - May 2018

1st May 2018 to 31st May 2018 - 10:00 - 15:00

‘At Home in the Southern Uplands: A Painter’s Child’ Art Exhibition

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum, 156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH



Every Monday – 1.30pm-3.30pm

Old Melrose Monastic Walk

Old Melrose Furniture Studio/Tearoom, Melrose, TD6 9DF

Adults: £2

Children: Free

No booking required

Tel: 01835 82283


Every Friday - 10am–4pm

St Abbs Friday Market

The Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL


Every Saturday and Sunday - 2pm-4.30pm

Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

The Holmes, St Boswells, TD6 0EL

Tel: 01835 823468


Thursday 3 May 2018 13:30 - 17:30

Trimontium Roman Guided Walk

Three Hills Heritage Centre, Corn Exchange, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Tel: 01896 822651


Thursday 3 May 2018 - 6.30pm

Author event: Tim Marshall

Mainstreet Trading, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT

Entry: £10

01835 824 087


Saturday 5 May 2018 onwards - 11:00 - 17:00Borders Sculpture Park Exhibition: The Messenger by Hilary Jack

Mellerstain House, Mellerstain, Gordon, TD3 6LG Tel: 01573 410225 Email:


Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May 2018 – 10:00 – 17:00

'Art at Ancrum'

A long weekend of exhibitions and demonstrations by professional artists and design-led makers in multiple venues throughout the village of Ancrum, where you can meet and purchase arts and crafts directly from the artists and makers.

Various locations in Ancrum.  


Sunday 6 May 2018

Earlston Rugby Sevens

The Haugh, Earlston

The Red Lion will be open for drinks, but food will not be served all day.


Friday 11 May - Sunday 13th May 2018 - 9:00 onwards

Land Rover Floors Castle Horse Trials

Floors Castle,  Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF Tel: 01573 223 333



Tuesday to Saturdays from 15th May -  10.00-4.00

Photographic Exhibition: Wildlife of Scotland

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels

Telephone01896 752611