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Melrose Festival Week

Instituted in 1938 to commemorate the town‘s history, with the “Melrosian” as the central figure.

The Melrose Festival will take place on 14th June until 20th June 2020. The Rideout is on the 15th June and the Crowning of the Festival Queen is on Thursday 18th June. 

For further details on the Melrose Festival can be found here or on Facebook or by email.

For public transport options to Melrose, including the Borders Railway to Tweedbank, please visit Traveline Scotland.

Melrose Festival Week


A rideout, fancy dress parade and community bike ride, among other events, lead up to Thursday‘s ceremony in the picturesque setting of Melrose Abbey, where the Melrosian is installed, the Festival Queen crowned and an oration given by a guest speaker. Saturday sees the Tour of Ceremonies to places of historic interest around the Melrose area. The final ceremony of the Tour takes place at Melrose Abbey, where almost 900 years of history are recalled when the granting of the foundation charter by David I is re-enacted. Children’s Sports and a Festival Dinner conclude the week‘s festivities.