Beyond Borders Scotland

Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought is a vibrant weekend of events that takes place at Traquair House in the beautiful Scottish Borders. It seeks to contribute something different to Scotland’s rich international cultural scene. The unique two day festival mixes politics and culture, bringing internationally renowned writers, artists, politicians and cultural leaders from all over the world together with the public. The result is a stimulating,interactive yet intimate weekend, with a programme that spans debate, literary walks and bike rides, all exploring important topics in international politics, conflict and cultural diplomacy.

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Opening hours

10am - 7pm Saturday 23rd of August
10am- 7pm Sunday 24th of August

Admission charges

Weekend pass: £45
Day pass: £24
(for all talks, bike rides, exhibitions and literary walks. Also includes a drink reception)
Individual events: £9
Walks and cycle rides: £6
Children under 12 go free.
20% student discount
£4 per tent per night

Beyond Borders Scotland
14 Albany Street




0131 557 7775

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