Coffee Morning:

Peebles March Riding & Beltane Queen Festival are holding a Coffee Morning tomorrow (Saturday) in School Brae Community Hub (former Ex-Servicemen’s Club), from 10am until 12noon. All the usual stalls. Entry £1.50 with all money raised going to the Beltane Festival.

Beltane Bunting:

Strings of Red and White flags can again be purchased from the Beltane Committee through the Castle Warehouse Old Town, (Soft Furnishings Department) who have once again kindly agreed to be the local outlet.  Packs are priced at £4 each.

Bairns Beltane Boogie:

This year’s Beltane Boogie will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 10am until 12noon in the McFarlane Hall (behind the Parish Church). Wear red and white and come along for a disco, dancing and games with the family. The best way to start your little one’s Beltane! £2 per child. Snacks, balloons and tattoos will be available.

Overseas Guests:

Each year Peebles folk return from all over the world at Beltane and where possible the Beltane committee includes them on the overseas guest list. 

If any person has knowledge of such visitors returning and not previously notified, could their details be passed to Secretary George Blair, 7 Standalane Way, Peebles EH45 8LR or  

It would be helpful to include notes of the family background and where the person is staying during their time in Peebles. 

Crowning Ceremony:

There are a limited number of seats available for the Crowning Ceremony. Obvious preference will be given to the elderly or those who would have difficulty standing for that length of time.  Space will be made available for wheelchair users.  Applications for tickets should be sent to Secretary George Blair (details above).  A stamped addressed envelope would be appreciated.  It would be helpful if wheelchair users could notify the secretary of their intention to attend in order that the appropriate arrangements can be made.


Peebles Beltane Committee is committed to making the festival as enjoyable and safe as is possible, however in the real world accidents are possible.  The committee is urging all mounted participants to have adequate personal injury and legal liability insurance to cover them in the event of an accident. All Participating riders should wear the appropriate clothing and headgear and it is advised they should possess adequate insurance. The insurance obtained for the festival is employers and public liability insurance for the committee and helpers. Riders and other participants should make sure they have personal injury and third-party liability cover.