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Population: 106,900
Area: 4,732 sq km
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Borders Banquet - Food Festival
Easter Eggstravaganza
Hawick Reiver’s Festival
Notorious Night Run - Mighty Deerstalker

Craft Fair
Easter Bunny Day
Marie Curie Annual Daffodil Walk
Needlework at Traquair

Antiques Fair
Needlework at Traquair
Point to Point Horse Racing
The Scottish All Rover Rally

Borders Book Festival
Common Riding
Ettrick Forest Archers
Historic Motoring Extravaganza
Melrose Festival
Paxton House Vintage Rally
Peebles Beltane Sports
Shakespeare at Traquair
Tweedbank Agility Show

British Motorcycle Federation Scottish Festival
Eyemouth Herring Queen
Jethart Callant's Festival
Lauder Live
Merida Mountain Bike Marathon
Music at Paxton Festival
Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
Sound Festival
St Ronan's Games Week

Coldstream Civic Week
Dogs Allowed
Hawick Summer Festival
Innerleithen Music Festival
International Horse Trials
Lauder Common Riding
Massed Pipe Bands Day
Melrose Pipe Band Championships and Highland Dance Contest
Norham Summer Scarecrow Festival
Peebles Arts Festival
Scottish Horse Show
Traquair Fair

Annual Fungus Foray
Borders Festival of Jazz & Blues
Peebles Arts Festival
Peebles Highland Games
Scottish Borders Festival of Walking
Selkirk VVVS & Classic Vehicle Show
St James' Fair
Thirlestane Castle Run

Craft Fair
Hallowe'en Experience

Scotts Selkirk Georgian Christmas Market

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"The Scottish Borders looks more Scottish in appearance and atmosphere - it is what people think the Scottish Highlands look and feel like." - Billy Connolly - World Tour of Scotland.

The moment you step into the Scottish Borders you'll find yourself in a landscape of gently rolling hills, wild unspoilt moorland, intimate river valleys, miles of meandering country lanes and distinctive towns and villages where the old Scots tongue can still be heard. A turbulent history, as deep and as varied as the rivers, has created a legacy of romantic castles, historic abbeys and great country houses just waiting to be explored.

A lower than average rainfall, clean air and sunshine combine to make the Borders sparkle. In the bright spring months, fresh new growth fills the valleys and forests, whilst fields form giant patchworks of vibrant greens, bright yellows, and rich browns. Enjoy time to spare on long summer days, when the sun hardly sets on the wide horizons. In the peaceful autumn months warm harvest tones fill the valleys and forests, and mauves and purples tint the moors. Crunch through the crisp frosts of winter, when gauze of early morning mist floats over the lowlands, and the snow-capped Cheviot Hills sparkle in the far distance, images that will stay with you for a lifetime.

The Scottish Borders has a special magic and timeless quality which can't be adequately described in words, a visit is the only way to 'feel the glow'. It is an ideal place to enjoy popular leisure pursuits and/or a variety of activities to watch or get involved in including walking, cycling, archery, diving, quad bike riding, the list is endless.

Explore the quaint Border towns and rich countryside views of rolling hills and winding rivers.. Discover the traditional coaching inns frequented in the past by local literary figures, such as James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott .. Relax in the surrounds of a luxurious country house hotel, or a warm welcoming Bed & Breakfast . Savour and indulge in the wealth of creative and innovative menus developed using our local natural larder. And finally, enjoy!

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