Scott’s Selkirk celebrates 20 years

Scott’s Selkirk is all set for Saturday 5th October – on the same weekend as the popular Selkirk Sessions. This year we again coincide with the monthly Selkirk Farmer’s Market, which added so much to the event last year.

Having started as a millennium project, this is the 20th time we have run the event.  We would like to thank all our volunteers, performers and supporters who have helped us over the years to reach this milestone.

If you haven’t already got your costume these will be on hire at our Market Place shop, where you can get information on all the events throughout the day.

Meg Dods’ Kitchen is in the High Street,  along with main Stage 1, Market stalls, and lots of other attractions – Crafty Beggars (music, puppets, and basket weaving), Les Amies d’Ono with Billy Bowler the Performing Goat, and traditional children’s games – Splat the Rat,  coconut shy,  and several other old favourites.  Also, look out for George Renton with his penny-farthing, and the Scott’s Selkirk shop window treasure hunt featuring musical instruments – forms from the Scott’s Selkirk Shop.

Selkirk Country Dancers will be performing in Connections at 2pm.

Selkirk Parish Church is again open for teas, coffees and craft stalls.

In the Market Place you will find main Stage 2, and Farmer’s Market stalls. As usual, Sir Walter Scott will be presiding over the ever popular court cases in his Courtroom.

  • The Sabbath Breakers, and the Lady Varnishes

Our performers include GaelForce, Carlenjig, Riddell Fiddles, Bogie Close Stompers, Highline Fiddlers, and Bob Liddle. We are pleased to welcome Alan McQueen and Tom Nisbet, who were members of our old favourites, The Podlies.

We are again really looking forward to the open mic sessions where we will no doubt be treated to some exceptional music.  There will also be a host of talented buskers in both the Market Place and the High Street to add to the entertainment.

The afternoon rounds off with a grand finale on the High Street stage – don’t miss it!

Selkirk Sessions – with great music at venues all around the town – runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th

On Sunday 6th there is a car boot sale in the Market place from 9.30am to 2pm

So, a busy weekend in store – with something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to our annual celebrations.

To see this and more events around Selkirk – take a look at our What’s On page.