Events in 2017
2nd March - Jedburgh Hand Ba
Jedburgh Hand Ba, 12 noon (boys) and 2pm (men)
Traditionally the first ever game was played with an Englishman’s head and the ribbons on the ball symbolise his hair. The teams (Uppies and Doonies) are chosen by where they live – Uppies are those born to the South and Doonies to the North of the Market Cross. Play is in the town centre starting in the Market Place with the boys or Callants game at 12 and the mens game following at 2; the Uppies goal is outside the Castle Jail and the Doonies goal is at the Pleasaunce, each a couple of hundred yards away from the start. Several balls are thrown and the games can last for hours- expect lots of thrills and spills and scrummaging!
9th March - Historical Society Talk
Jedburgh Historical Society talk in the Royal British Legion at 7.30 pm. The subject of the talk is "Roxburghshire" and the speaker is John Rogerson.
18th March - Border Counties Rally
For 2017 the event is once again based here in Jedburgh. Rally HQ returns to Jedburgh Town Hall to provide a central location for scrutineering, documentation and the start/finish ramp. The service area in Newtown St Boswells mart. All of the stages will be based in the Border’s forest complexes. Organisers are working with the Forestry Commission to develop dedicated spectator locations. More details will be available soon.
13th April - Historical Society Talk and AGM
Jedburgh Historical Society talk in the Royal British Legion at 7.30 pm. The subject of the talk is "The story of Jedburgh Grammar School" and the speaker is Jean Muir. The AGM of the Society will also be held this evening.
18th June - 7th July - Jethart Callants Festival
Jethart Callants Festival runs from Sunday 18th June - Festival Day on Friday 7th July 2017.
For more information please visit www.jethartcallantsfestival.com
Ride out dates are as follows:
Morebattle - Sunday 18 June 2017
Southdean - Saturday 24 June 2017
Crailing/Nisbet - Wednesday 28 June 2017
Redeswire - Saturday 1 July 2017
Queen's Ride - Monday 3 July 2017
Lanton - Tuesday 4 July 2017
Ancrum - Wednesday 5 July 2017
Investiture and Callant's Walk - Thursday 6th July 2017
Festival Day - Friday 7 July 2017