Halloween is going to be frightfully good

The Borders festival which celebrates trees and wood is under way in the Tweed Valley, with exciting events lined up for Halloween this weekend.

The Tweed Valley Forest Festival sees Dark Wood twilight adventure tours at Glentress take place over the next week, featuring lights, sound, stories and surprises.

Festival organiser Chris Sawers said: “Halloween weekend is going to be really good and there are lots of evening activities to come.

“This year one of the things we are really looking to do is to work with our partners better and more efficiently, including the Peebles Food Festival.”

The popular Peebles Wood Market and Tweed Green Experience took place in the town last weekend, along with the Peebles Food Festival, the seventh Scottish Conker Championships and the first Scottish Nail It Championships. Tomorrow evening (Friday) there will be a family wildlife quiz at the Kailzie osprey and nature centre, while others will enjoy historic ghost tours at Traquair House.

On Sunday, there is the opportunity to take part in a Borders John Muir Trust group’s work day at Glenlude.

There is a Halloween Fun Day, also on Sunday, when there will be magic shows, a spooky passage experience, tarot readings and traditional Halloween games at Traquair House.

On Sunday afternoon there is a guided walk at Glenkinnon Burn, near Clovenfords, when participants will learn about the wildlife and trees in the community woodland there.

For more information, visit www.forest-festival.com.