WHAT THE SCOTTSH BORDERS HAS TO OFFER
There’s Something For Everyone
AT THE PLOUGH HOTEL
Throughout the year we run a series of events - We pride ourselves on coming up with new and interesting ideas – We are getting quite a name for our theme nights which have included a Peaky Blinders race night, 70’s party and Game of Thrones evening.
We continue to have our popular fortnightly charity quizzes. They run on Wednesday evenings at 8pm from September to April. No need for a team just turn up and join in the fun, £1 per person to enter. A raffle is also held on the night.
Future events will be listed here on our website, but if you would like advanced notice of our special offers why not sign up for our regular e-newsletters, delivered straight to your inbox at the foot of the website and connect with us on social media too!
Every year, in June the village holds a festival week to celebrate the village and the people within.
Two respectable young adults are chosen to represent the village during its own festival and others around the Scottish Borders. They are named from the gypsy language, Bari Gadgi (best boy) and Bari Manushi (best girl).
Zoe represented the village in 2012.
This year we congratulate
Alex Kindness & Poppi Shepherd
Bari Gadgi and Bari Manushi
OUT AND ABOUT
From time with the children, long walks with the dog or taking some down time on your own. The Scottish Borders has a lot to offer the entire family.
For site seeing why not enjoy one of the many castles and historic homes in the area Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, home to the Duke of Roxburghe situated just seven miles away in the town of Kelso.
Take in the breathtaking architecture of one of the four impressive Abbey ruins Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh.
Kelso is also home to Scotland's friendliest race course Kelso Race Couse.
St. Cuthbert’s Way offers 62.5 miles (100km) of fantastic, varied walking suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
Most people walk St. Cuthbert’s Way from west to east, Melrose to Lindisfarne, which chronologically fits in with St. Cuthbert’s life, but more importantly means the wind is usually behind you, and Holy Island lures you to the coast. However St. Cuthbert’s Way is signed and waymarked in both directions, so it’s entirely up to you which direction you choose to walk the route.
After reaching the highest point (1,207 ft) on Wideopen hill and passing the half way point you will drop into the village of Town Yetholm, where you can walk straight into the village via the road and visit us in the centre of the village. Itineraries which may assist you planning your walk may be found on the St Cuthbert's way site.
The Pennine Way National Trail is a 268 mile (429 Km) walking route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. It crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, from the Peak District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviots.
It was the very first National Trail, opened on 24th April 1965, and remains one of the most famous.
For more information visit the Pennine Way website.