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Halloween high jinks

Judging by the number of Halloween events that take place locally at this time of year, it’s fair to say that we’ve more than embraced this spooky annual celebration here in the Tweed Valley. Observed on 31 October the world over, our now Americanised version of All Hallows’ Evening (to give Halloween its full name) […]

There will be mud …

With a range of high-spec trail centres plus an almost infinite number of natural trails, Scotland is a major destination on the world mountain biking stage. And here in Peebles, we’re lucky to live, work and play in one of the biggest mountain biking hotspots of all … an area that looks set to only […]

Innerleithen Music Festival

If, like us, you are a fan of folk and traditional music, then you really must get along to the Innerleithen Music Festival later this month (18-20 August). Now in its 15th year, the festival has long showcased some of the finest musicians working in Scotland today alongside less well-known names from what is an […]

Summer events extravaganza!

It’s that time of year when it feels as if there is a major event taking place almost every day here in the Tweed Valley and adjoining Edinburgh. It’s certainly a perfect time to visit and enjoy the sheer variety of events, shows and festivals that take place in the area. It’s not easy keeping […]

A golden future?

Could the skies above the Tweed Valley and wider Borders soon be the domain of one of our most majestic species, the golden eagle? That exhilarating prospect took a step closer following the recent announcement by the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project of a £1.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant that will enable it to […]

Hut life

Walkers heading up the track behind the grand old Peebles Hydro are often intrigued by the scattering of dwellings nestled within the folds of the hillside along the Soonhope Burn. The Soonhope huts (or chalets) as they are known represent a piece of local social history, as well as a nod towards a simpler way […]

Walk this way

We’re very excited about the launch this week of the programme for the 2017 Scottish Borders Walking Festival, which this year we are delighted to say will focus on the wonderfully varied walking found around Peebles and the wider Tweed Valley. Now in its 23rd year, it is Scotland’s longest established walking festival, and one […]