What's On in the Tweed Valley
The Mighty Deer Stalker - 12th March
The Deerstalker is an "adventure run" with distance options at 5 km (ish) and 10 km (and a bit). It's described affectionately as a "big, muddy romp" through the countryside, forests and hills around the famous Borders village of Innerleithen. After a sell out in 2013 why not don the Tweed, and unleash your legs on an even bigger Deerstalker in 2014.
Melrose 7's - April
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch - April - August
Visit either Glentress Forest or Kailzie Gardens to see live footage of ospreys and other wildlife. No booking required.
Selkirk Common Riding - June
One of the largest gatherings of horses in Europe, up to 400 riders set out on a 12 mile ride on Friday morning amidst parades led by the town bands. The spectacular gallop back into town is followed by the famous Casting of the Colours ceremony in the town Market Place. Selkirk is approximately 20 minutes from Innerleithen by car.
Peebles Beltane Festival - June
This festival began with Queen Victoria‘s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The burgh revived the old ceremony of riding the marches, linking it with the Beltane Fair, which traced its origins to a charter granted by James VI in 1621. Peebles is approximately 7 minutes from Innerleithen by car.
St Ronan's Games, Innerleithen - July Instituted one-hundred and seventy-five years ago, there has been a summer gathering in Innerleithen every year for St Ronan's Games Week.
Innerleithen Music Festival - August