PEEBLES is celebrating its historic Beltane festival this week.

Here is a timetable of events:

Sunday, June 17

  • 5.45pm: Parade leaves the High Street
  • 6pm: Inaugural Service at the Old Cross Kirk

Monday, June 18

  • 6pm-7.15pm (Primary 3-5 only): Children's Disco at Drill Hall Community Centre
  • 7.30pm-9pm (Primary 6-7 only): Children's Disco at Drill Hall Community Centre

Tuesday, June 19

  • 6.45pm: Children's Sports at Whitestone Park
  • 7.30pm: Beltane Pub Quiz at Peebles Rugby Club

Wednesday, June 20

  • 5.55pm: Mounted Cavalcade leaves Kingsmeadows Car Park
  • 6.15pm: Installation of Cornet on Parish Church Steps
  • 7.15pm: Neidpath Ceremony at Neidpath Castle
  • 8.30pm: Fording the Tweed at Hay Lodge Park
  • 9pm: Horse Races on Peebles Golf Course
  • 10.15pm: Cornets Reel on High Street

Thursday, June 21

  • 6pm: Novice Ride let by Cornet and Lass. Leaves Kingsmeadows Car Park
  • 7.30pm: Beltane Concert in the Burgh Hall
  • 9.30pm (approx): Cornet's Walk after the concert

Friday, June 22

  • 7pm: Fancy Dress Judging on Tweed Green
  • 7.30pm: Fancy Dress Parade along the High Street and other streets

Saturday, June 23 (Red Letter Day)

  • 8.30am: Beltane Saturday Morning Ride
  • 9.15am: Children's Procession from Halyrude School
  • 9.20am: Proclamation of Beltane Fair at Mercat Cross
  • 10am: Crowning Ceremony on the Parish Church Steps
  • 11.45am: Grand Parade of decorated floats and bands along the High Street
  • 1.15pm: Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial
  • 7pm: Band's Beat Retreat on the High Street

Sunday, June 24

  • 1.30pm: Beltane Sports at Whitestone Park