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Our Favourite Books

Our Favourite Books

Melrose is of course home of the wonderful Borders Book Festival which is held in the picturesque setting of Harmony House each June. Each year we welcome an astonishing array of authors and the event successfully features books and writers to inspire and challenge us all. The introduction of the ‘Family Festival’ a number of… Continue Reading

Beginners guide to Melrose Sevens

Beginners guide to Melrose Sevens

The 2018 Melrose 7’s is on Saturday 14th April and is in its 135th year. Melrose 7’s, is a well renowned world class rugby event, a big social event which attracts over 12,000 people. Melrose 7’s is the oldest rugby sevens competition in the world, dating back to 1883. Rugby 7’s was invented by apprentice… Continue Reading

The Steam Train Returns

The Steam Train Returns

We are delighted that the steam train is making a very welcome return to the Borders Railway this Summer. Every Sunday in August, the Scottish Borders will welcome vintage train carriages, hauled by one of the LMS Black Five locomotives. This year’s steam train tours from Fife to the Scottish Borders is being run by… Continue Reading

Three of our Favourite Things

Three of our Favourite Things

June is one of our favourite months of the year, being one of the sunniest months of the year, it’s the ideal time to visit the Scottish Borders, it’s also the month for three of our best-loved Borders events. The Scottish Borders Historic Motoring Extravaganza, the Borders Book Festival and the Melrose Festival. The Scottish… Continue Reading

Melrose Festival 2016

Melrose Festival 2016

No sooner is the Borders Book Festival over than it’s time for the Melrose Festival, another big event in our summer calendar. This year our festival takes place from the 20th until the 25th June. The Melrose Festival is one of the Scottish Borders Common Riding Festivals. Each Border town has its own unique celebration marking the… Continue Reading

Borders Book Festival 2016

Borders Book Festival 2016

The 2016 Borders Book Festival – 16th-19th June 2016 The Borders Book Festival is now in its 13th year bringing authors and visitors to Melrose and the Scottish Borders from all over the world and establishing the Book Festival as one of the key literary events of the year. The 2016 programme does not disappoint. Old… Continue Reading

Melrose Sevens – Saturday 9 April 2016

Melrose Sevens – Saturday 9 April 2016

The 126th Melrose Sevens takes place on the 9th of April 2016 at the Greenyards here in Melrose. And in fact our town of Melrose takes on a carnival atmosphere with the event being considered a main social date in the sporting calendar. It really is a great day out! This year welcomes back many Borders… Continue Reading

7 Easter Events for all the Family

7 Easter Events for all the Family

Family time in the Scottish Borders this Easter, here is a selection of local events for all to enjoy.   THE 15TH HAWICK REIVERS FESTIVAL Friday 25 – Sunday 27 March Step back in time to the days of Border Reivers and share in a full weekend of activities including concerts, street market, re-enactments, historical… Continue Reading

A Few Days in the Scottish Borders

A Few Days in the Scottish Borders

A Scottish Borders Expedition with Nicholas Merchant from Aspect Events. Burts Hotel is delighted to be the base for this 4 day short break from Sunday 5th June to Friday 10th June 2016. Nicholas will introduce you to not only this beautiful and unspoilt part of our country but also to some of the handsome houses which abound in this… Continue Reading

Tour of Britain comes to town

Tour of Britain comes to town

Stage 3 of British Cycling’s premier road cycling event arrives in the Scottish Borders on Tuesday 8th September 2015. With 120 world class professional cyclists, the calibre competing are from the top of the sport, and teams include the likes of Team Sky and BMC Racing, so spectators will not be disappointed. This is the fourth… Continue Reading

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