Festival returns to Eyemouth for first time since 2004

St Abbs from the costal path
St Abbs from the costal path

For the first time in eight years, east Berwickshire will play host to the Scottish Borders Walking Festival.

The event, which is celebrating its 18th year will be staged in Eyemouth and district from September 2-8 and there are plenty of events for people to get involved in.

The well-known and well established festival hops around the Borders each year, delighting followers with the variety of stunning views and challenging walks the area has to offer.

This year Festival goers will be treated to a stunning display of the coastal areas and paths around Eyemouth and surrounding areas, juxtaposed with the rolling heights of the Lammermuirs and quaint inland corners neighbouring the rugged shores.

Each day of the festival will compromise of three walks that vary in length and difficulty, meaning that there is something for everyone regardless of ability.

And the programme isn’t just restricted to day time; each night there will also be an organised event, including the welcome reception, a quiz night, a local talent concert, a film show, a 60s night and a Ceilidh.

These events are open to locals as well as walkers.

Organisers are hoping to see a great amount of people come along and enjoy the area. Last year the festival took place in Hawick and brought in an excess of 600 visitors to the town.

They are hoping for a similar turn out in this neck of the woods for 2012.

All walks and events are open to both visitors and locals, for more information and booking details please see www.borderswalking.com, or call Visit Scotland on 01835 863170 to request a brochure be sent to you free of charge.