Duns Summer Festival

Where: Duns, Borders
When: 1st full week of July (ie week starting from 1st Sunday in the month)
Time: Tuesday - service in evening, Saturday - all day



The Summer Festival at Duns was set up in the mid twentieth century and is a week long celebration starting on the first Sunday of the month with a wide selection of traditional events including sports, music , dancing and childrens entertaiments. On the Tuesday, a cavalcade led by the Reiver make their way to the summit of Duns Law for a service commemorating General Leslie and the Covenanters’ encampment here in opposition to King Charles I in 1639.The traditional Handba game is played on Friday night (see separate article for Duns Ba). On the Saturday, there is a Common Riding boundary marking custom and also fancy dress, concerts and music.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 the Duns Law service will be on Tuesday 3rd July and the Common Riding will be on Saturday 7th July (to be confirmed).

Printed programmes with full details are readily available in town.

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