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Tea with a twist

From the artwork on our walls, including from acclaimed local felt painter Moy Mackay, to our long-time involvement in creative events around the town, we are always delighted to support what is a wonderfully vibrant arts scene here in Peebles.  And at its epicentre is the Eastgate Theatre, created through the conversion of an imposing […]

A celebration of local adventurers

As you will know by now, we love being outdoors as much as possible here at the Tontine – and particularly exploring all the wonderful hills and trails that we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. But we also like celebrating the phenomenal number of inspirational local adventurers, which is why we are […]

Captivating Cademuir

We always like to share details of local walking trails with visitors and were very excited when Forest Enterprise Scotland recently upgraded a favourite route in Cademuir Forest – the smallest and one of the least visited parts of the Tweed Valley Forest Park. Nestled on the eastern flanks of Cademuir Hill, close to the […]

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) […]

Wood, glorious wood!

You may not appreciate being reminded of the fact, but Christmas is not so very far away. However, the good news is that finding quirky, interesting gifts for friends and family will be a cinch if you head to the Tweed Valley Forest Festival Wood Market this weekend (21-22 Oct)! Held just behind the Tontine […]

The Adam Room

Of all the public spaces at the Tontine, it is the historic Adam Room that invariably has the most impact. Once used by the great and good of Peebles as the town’s ball room, it’s a grand, high-ceilinged space that rarely fails to take the breath away. Part of the room’s appeal is that it’s […]

Creative Peebles Festival 2017

It’s fair to say that Edinburgh rather hogs the limelight when it comes to arts festivals in August, but such is the wealth of creative talent locally that you don’t have to head to the capital for an arts fix at this time of year. This Friday (25 Aug) sees the start of the 2017 […]

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 […]