National Events


Location:  All of the Borders
The Glorious Twelfth is the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse in Britain. This is one of the busiest days in the shooting season, with large amounts of game being shot. The date itself is traditional.  Since British law says that the start of the season cannot fall on a Sunday, it is sometimes postponed to 13 August.


Edinburgh Fringe FestivalEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL »

Location:  Edinburgh, 43.6 miles
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. The festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events.


Alnwick Music FestivalALNWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL »

Location:  Alnwick, 41.9 miles
Every year in August Alnwick with the sounds and sights of the International Music Festival. Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes in the historic surroundings of Alnwick - a unique cultural experience!


Royal Highland ShowROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW »

Lots to do for all the family and dogs are more than welcome.  Entertainment, childrens activities, shopping and fashion, outdoor living and countryside, food and drink and farming all in the same location!