Scottish Borders Winter Festival

Events


Viennesse Strauss
Dec
11
12:00 pm12:00

Viennesse Strauss

  • Ednam House

Celebrate Christmas in style at Ednam House Hotel with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Ensemble as they take you on a journey through Strauss best Works from other great Viennese Composers, Including Lehar and Kalman. This is a magical festive evening perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit before the big day.

Tickets Include a welcome drink with canapes on arrival, Gourmet 3 course lunch/dinner with coffee and petit fours 

Enquiries and Contact information:

Email: info@nmfestival.co.uk

Web: www.nmfestival.co.uk (link is external)

Tel: 01668283100

Sir Walter Scott Exhibition
Dec
11
10:00 am10:00

Sir Walter Scott Exhibition

  • ABbotsford House

Visit our permanent exhibition in the Visitor Centre and discover the life story of one of Scotland’s greatest men-of-letters for yourself. Follow Scott’s remarkable story from his birth in Edinburgh in 1771 to his childhood in the Borders, professional legal career, meteoric rise to fame as the author of the Waverley novels, financial ruin in 1826 and the cultural legacy he left to Scotland and the world.

The exhibition features rarely seen items from the Abbotsford collections including design books and accounts created during the construction of Scott’s beloved home at Abbotsford and visitor books containing the signatures of many notable figures including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë and Oscar Wilde who came to Abbotsford in the years following Scott’s death in 1832.

Jedburgh Abbey
Dec
11
10:00 am10:00

Jedburgh Abbey

  • Jedburgh Abbey

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture.

L'amour de Loin
Dec
10
5:55 pm17:55

L'amour de Loin

  • Pavillion Cinema

One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, which had its premiere at the Salzburg Festival in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), has its Met premiere this season. The production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L’Opéra de Québec, where it premiered to acclaim last summer, in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

 

£27 p/p

Christmas Concert
Dec
10
3:00 pm15:00

Christmas Concert

  • Abbotsford House

This magical afternoon concert will showcase the talent of some of the finest local musicians, in the iconic, historic setting of the home of Sir Walter Scott. Enjoy the house out of season and soak in the atmosphere of this special event. The concert will feature a variety of traditional and festive music , with the afternoon comprising two forty-five minute sessions with a 20 minute interval.
To round off the afternoon, we encourage guests to visit Ochiltree's Dining prior to the event to take advantage of their scrumtious festive food, including mulled cider and festive afternoon teas.
The concert will begin at 3pm and ending at 5pm, with doors opening at 2.45pm.
Adults £10 / Concession and Family Members £9
Buy Tickets Online
Tickets can also be booked by phone on 01896 752043 or in person at our visitor centre. Booking is essential as spaces are limited and we also recommend prebooking a table at Ochiltree's. 

Festive Afternoon Tea
Dec
10
2:00 pm14:00

Festive Afternoon Tea

  • Abbotsford House

We encourage guests to visit Ochiltree's Dining, in our visitor centre, to take advantage of their scrumtious festive food, including mulled cider and festive afternoon teas. 

Please book by phoning 01896 663 962

Guided Tour
Dec
10
1:30 pm13:30

Guided Tour

  • Jedburgh Information Centre Jedburgh TD8 6BE

We are a couple of volunteers with a great love of and a certain degree of knowledge of Jedburgh's history.

We ask walkers to meet us at the VisitScotland Centre. Walks will normally last about one and half hours but can be tailored to anyone's needs.

Lauderdale Choir
Dec
10
11:00 am11:00

Lauderdale Choir

  • Born in the Borders

Everyone loves a sing-a-long and here at Born in the Borders it is no different. Introducing the Lauderdale Choir, serenading us with festive tunes and holiday favourites. 

Jedburgh Abbey
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Jedburgh Abbey

  • Jedburgh Abbey

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture.

Entry £5.50

Knit 1 Bike 1 - Janet Renouf Miller
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Knit 1 Bike 1 - Janet Renouf Miller

  • Heart of Hawick Hawick, TD9 0AE

Knitting and crochet tell the story of a cycling adventure. 

Janet's epic, 69-day cycle tour of Scotland took place in 2015. Over the 774 mile journey she gave 23 workshops, met unique individuals and cycled past memorable Scottish landmarks, recording it all by hand in textiles.

Passion for Paisley
Dec
4
1:00 pm13:00

Passion for Paisley

  • Hawick Museum

A vision of colour, history and artisanship await at Hawick Museum’s Scott Gallery, where the forgotten heritage of the Edinburgh Kashmir shawl industry is encapsulated with a display of twenty beautiful shawls from Heriot-Watt University’s Textile Collection.

Kelso Horse Races
Dec
4
12:30 pm12:30

Kelso Horse Races

  • Kelso race course Kelso, Scotland

We are a National Hunt Racecourse staging jumps racing from September through until May in the beautiful Borders countryside and picturesque town of Kelso.

Known as Britain's Friendliest Course a very warm welcome awaits and we look forward to seeing you racing.

Jedburgh Abbey
Dec
4
10:00 am10:00

Jedburgh Abbey

  • Jedburgh Abbey

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture.

Johnstones of Elgin Cashmere Factory Sale
Dec
4
10:00 am10:00

Johnstones of Elgin Cashmere Factory Sale

  • Mansfield Road Hawick, Scotland, TD9 United Kingdom

The annual factory sale from Johnstons of Elgin brings you luxury bargains of all things cashmere. 

Johnstons of Elgin manufactures the finest cashmere cloth, knitwear and accessories from its mills in Hawick and Elgin. When you see an authentic Johnstons of Elgin product, you can be sure it has been made in Scotland to a standard which is synonymous with a company that has been manufacturing since 1797. 

The Selkirk Yarn Bombers
Dec
3
Dec 11

The Selkirk Yarn Bombers

  • Selkirk Market Square TD7 4BZ

Back by popular demand the Souter Stormers (Yarn Bombers) - decorated tree, pom poms galore. This was a great publicity piece for Selkirk last autumn with Grace Brettt who is 104 years old becoming the world's oldest graffit artist. Their knitted displays made national newspapers and the BBC news, as well as a great deal of interest from further a field.  This Christmas they will be yarn bombing the town and our tree for the festive period.  Display will run from 3rd December to 6th January. 

Kitsch tea Party
Dec
3
7:00 pm19:00

Kitsch tea Party

  • Galashiels Interchange

Join us for Food, Fun and Frolicks at our very first Evening Tea Party on 3rd December in the Waverly room at Galashiels Interchange. 
In true MuMu Kitsch Style, we take the traditional and put our very own little spin on things, making for a Tea Party unlike any you have been to before!! For this event, there will be several of our "Themed Teas" for you try, handmade by Mummas Kitschen. Bring your own Booze along and we will provide all mixers, garnishes, tonics and Kitschy Coo Cocktail Concoctions. And of course our Tea-Cup Cocktail Glasses will be making an appearance too!

 

Tickets Available at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mumu-kitschs-evening-tea-party-tickets-29207018980

 

Hawick vs Heriots
Dec
3
3:00 pm15:00

Hawick vs Heriots

  • Mansfield Park Mansfield Rd, Hawick TD9 8AW

You can't visit the Borders without paying a visit to the rugby. Hawick vs Heriot at Mansfield Park for a clash of these Borders titans. 

Guided Tour
Dec
3
1:30 pm13:30

Guided Tour

  • Jedburgh Information Centre TD8 6BE

We are a couple of volunteers with a great love of and a certain degree of knowledge of Jedburgh's history.

We ask walkers to meet us at the VisitScotland Centre. Walks will normally last about one and half hours but can be tailored to anyone's needs.