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Special Events

Art Amatoria

Art Amatoria offers residential painting and drawing courses in the beautiful setting of Duns Castle in the Scottish Borders. Art Amatoria also often hosts exhibitions within Duns Castle, with the next exhibition expected to be held some time in April/May.

Berwickshire County Show

Farming tradition in the borders is celebrated with the Berwickshire County Show, which takes place every year in the grounds of Duns Castle. Promoting agriculture and the advancement of farming practices and animal husbandry, the show is a great fun family event with a wonderful atmosphere to enchant children and adults alike.

Jim Clark Rally

Petrol heads can enjoy the Jim Clark Rally which takes place in the local area from the end of May until the beginning of June. Spectators and supporters relish the high-octane experience which includes spectacular jumps, ditches, and hedges on a fast paced course!

Reivers Week and the Duns Summer Festival

Reivers Week and the Duns Summer Festival are marked with the crowning of the Wyndsome Maid of Duns, and the appointment of her attendants. As part of the historic tradition of the local area, Reivers Week is a high point in the local calendar, and apart from the historic rides and cavalcades, also features many other activities, including the pipe band, performances by the amateur dramatic society and the teddy bears picnic; all rounded off with a fantastic family ceilidh.