Thing to do & see this November and December in and around Selkirk

Selkirk Events – live music
The Rotary Club of Selkirk presents Scocha, a night of Scottish Folk ‘n’ Roll
Date; Friday 3 November 2017
Venue: Victoria Hall, Selkirk

Mary Coughlan at String Jam Club, County Hotel Selkirk
November 18th @ 7:30 pm11:00 pm

Bowhill Theatre – Events – Selkirk
If you can think of a fun and sociable way to spend your time, chances are it happens at Bowhill. With its gardens, theatre and estate; the house makes a superb stage for many different types of event, and there’s probably something exciting coming soon.

Dr John Stewart Muir: The Beloved Doctor  
Friday 3rd November at 7.30pm.

MsFits Theatre Company: Women on the Verge of a T Junction
Tuesday 7th November at 8pm

Don’t go into the Cellar Theatre: Murder by Gaslight
Thursday 30th November, 8pm

The Princess and the Goblin
Saturday 2nd December, 3.00pm

Wreath Making Workshops 5th, 6th, 7th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm


Other Local Events in the Scottish Borders in November and December

Follies
Date: 16th November 2017

Baba Yaga
Date: 19th November 201

Kelso Races – THE REMEMBRANCE MEETING
Saturdau 11th November 2017

The Nutcracker
Date: 5th December 2017

Young Marx
Date: 7th December 2017

Red Hot Chilli Pipers come to Hawick
Saturday 23 December 2017, 19:30

Red Hot Chilli Pipers are an ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers formed in Scotland in 2002. They entered and won the BBC talent show When Will I Be Famous.Their name is a play on the American band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Discover Abbotsford, Melrose
The home of Sir Walter Scott;one of Scotland’s most fascinating places.

Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Explore the historic house and discover a treasure trove of intriguing objects and unusual artefacts which inspired Scott’s greatest poems and novels. Learn about Scott’s life and achievements, browse the gift shop, dine in style in our restaurant or simply relax and unwind as you wander through the beautiful formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

HOUSE AND GARDENS
Adult £9.60 / Concession £8.95/ Children (Under 17) £4.90 / Family Ticket £28.00 (2 adults & up to 3 under 17s)
1st – 30th November 10am – 4pm

MILL TOURS (HAWICK)

Johnstons of Elgin
Watch for yourself as the cashmere is dyed, teased, carded, spun and hand finished by the latest generation of Elgin craftsmen. At our Hawick mill you can see our expert craftsmanship first hand, following the production of our knitted products.

Mill Tours are only available during mill working hours.

Our Hawick Mill Tours are available 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm Monday to Thursday & 10am only on Friday. Other times may be available by prior arrangement.

MILL TOURS (SELKIRK)

Lochcarron of Scotland
Find out the history behind Lochcarron and experience the present on a unique mill tour. With expert guides you can see how our fabrics and accessories are made and learn just how far they travel once they leave Scotland. From designing and manufacturing to catwalk collections you truly catch a glimpse of a successful working textile mill.
Full tours are scheduled Monday – Thursday however Fridays are by appointment only due to this being a non-working day for our production.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan we have over 700 authentic Scottish tartans available to you, all woven at our Selkirk mill.
Monday – Thursday – 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Or by appointment  (public and local holidays excluded)
£9.50pp/ £8.95pp concession or student or military / £4.00pp for group bookings over 10 people

Scottish Borders Art Glass (Hawick)
Scottish Borders Art Glass is situated in the rolling hills of Southern Scotland, on the outskirts of the town of Hawick, within the area of the Scottish Borders.

It is here you will find the ancient skills of glassmaking being practiced by Peter and Andrew Holmes, They provide handmade art glass to order, for gifts and awards. You are welcome to visit their showroom where there is a wide selection of pieces ranging from vases and bowls to paperweights and baubles.

Upon visiting, visitors are welcome to watch the making process and receive demonstrations from Andrew or Peteher and Son.
Open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday

BORDERS TEXTILE TOWERHOUSE (Hawick)
Set in the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre, the Borders Textile Towerhouse is an exciting attraction the whole family will love.

The Borders Textile Towerhouse tells the fascinating story of the region’s textile heritage. Many of the world’s leading designers have used the skills of the Scottish Borders’ textile workers, including Chanel, Dior and Vivienne Westwood.

Learn about the people, processes, and history of the industry, through fantastic displays and lively exhibitions for all ages. You can also catch a glimpse of future trends by watching the catwalk display.

Born in the Borders (Nr Jedburgh)
Take a tour round the brewery and learn how our beer gets made

The Born in the Borders Brewery is a multi-award winning microbrewery creating real ale using barley grown in the neighbouring fields.

Founded in 2011, and originally known as the Scottish Borders Brewery, the brewery distributes in cask and bottle across the UK, and its strong “plough to pint” ethos has seen it grow rapidly.

Beers include Foxy Blonde, Game Bird, Holy Cow, Dark Horse, Flower of Scotland and Gold Dust, and the brewery also runs a unique project called Wild Harvest, which uses locally foraged ingredients to flavour a separate range of beers.

Self-guided walk-around tours of the brewery are available all the time for no charge, and groups and special events can also be catered for. For more information, feel free to get in touch.