Planning an event

The Borders hosts events all year round, from large-scale international events such as the Melrose 7s and the Borders Book Festival, as well as community and outdoor events.

When organising an Event you will be responsible for:

  • obtaining all relevant licences
  • completing all necessary risk assessments
  • producing an event plan
  • organising removal of all waste and litter generated by the event
  • holding adequate public liability insurance
  • holding all relevant safety certificates

To support local event organisers a workshop on environmental sustainability at events took place in March 2023. A video of the presentation is available on our YouTube channel.

Advice and guidance

If you are planning an event in the Scottish Borders we can provide assistance:

Economic development

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 01835 825066