What’s On?

TRAQUAIR HOUSE CHRISTMAS FAYRE  24th &  25th November.   With the house decorated in a Victorian Christmas style and craft stalls throughout the house this is a weekend for all ages. Local choirs and the Silver band will perform in the courtyard and chapel. Santa’s luxurious grotto in the house. Puppet shows,  Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and home cooked lunches and teas in the Garden Cafe.

DRUMLANRIG CHRISTMAS FAYRE     Friday 30th & Saturday 1st December.  Celebrate the start of the festive season in style at Drumlanrig Christmas Fair. Set against the stunning backdrop of the castle, which will be lit up majestic green and red, the fair will play host to a fantastic Christmas market, with plenty of stalls featuring festive food and fare from local artisans. With Blackstone Clydesdale horse rides, Santa’s Grotto, Live Music, the Christmas tree light up and so much more, it’s sure to get you right into the Christmas spirit. Entry to the Christmas Fair costs £5 per car.

NEW LANARK CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AND PANTOMIME

BIGGAR CORN EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES (from December 4th) including Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and The Tin Soldier

DRUMLANRIG CASTLE –  If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside – or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking – you’ll love a day at Drumlanrig Castle. From activities for kids to salmon fishing, you’ll find a raft of activity awaiting you. The Castle has 120 rooms, 17 turrets and four towers and from your very first glance you’ll know you’re entering a special place. Special enough, in fact, that the producers of Outlander recently used the Castle for filming their second series!

Dawyck Botanic Garden Dawyck is truly one of the world’s finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre. (Closed from 30th November until the 1st February).

EASTGATE THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE in the heart of Peebles in the Scottish Borders is a vibrant, busy, well-loved hub for live performances, films, classes and exhibitions.

Music, cinema , theatre and art at THE CORN EXCHANGE in Biggar