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

Advice and guidance

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