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Where are we?

Innerleithen is a small town on the River Tweed about 30 miles south of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders.

How to get here?

Car:
The Memorial Hall is on the B709, about 100 yards north of its junction with the A72 High Street, signposted Heriot.

Postcode is EH44 6HZ.

Parking in the vicinity of the Memorial Hall can be tight – we recommend using the Hall Street car park if possible.

Buses:

Firstbus service X62 runs between Edinburgh and Galashiels via Peebles, Innerleithen & Walkerburn – every 20 minutes during the day, Mon-Sat, hourly evenings. Sundays – every 30 mins during day, hourly evenings. Click here for timetable. As of August 2016, the last buses from Innerleithen to Walkerburn and Galashiels are conveniently late – 22:55 & 23:55 Mon-Sat and 20:54,21:54 and 23:54 Sunday. Last bus Innerleithen to Peebles and Edinburgh is 21:59 Mon-Sat and 20:54 Sunday. Please confirm these timings on Traveline, 0871 200 22 33, or go to their website.

Train, using the new Borders Railway!
A new travel option has appeared since the 2015 festival, the scenic new railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank. At Galashiels Interchange you can step easily from the train onto the bus to Innerleithen. Amongst the benefits are a later Sunday evening service – leaving Innerleithen at 21:54 gets you back to Edinburgh before midnight! Check the Traveline to plan this route.

Taxis:

Innerleithen
Caerlee Cabs 01896 831333
911 Taxis 01896 833911
Yellow Cab Co 01896 833003

Peebles
Border Cabs 01721 721212
Tweed Taxis 01721 722222
Campbells Private Hire 01721 720664
Standard Taxis 01721 721098
Peeblesshire Taxis 0781 703 8239.

Where to stay?

Have a look at the accommodation page on this site.

Festival Office

The Festival Office is at the Memorial Hall and will be open during the festival from 2pm on the Friday and at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Phone 0774 068 1879.

Festival Club + Sessions

The Festival Club is located in the Union Club on the High Street. Come and have a look, a drink, a tune and a song! Everyone welcome. Sessions in local pubs and beer gardens to enjoy.

Eating & Drinking

Links to all the hotels on the accommodation page.

Booking advised if you want a pre-concert meal at one of the restaurants or cafes!

Memorial Hall afternoon concerts bar will sell tea, coffee and cakes as well as full bar.

Breakfast Club in the Mason’s Club, Chapel Street, 8 a.m. – noon Saturday and Sunday for full breakfasts, rolls, toast etc.

Innerleithen Parish Church, Leithen Road – will be serving lunches in the main hall on Saturday between noon and 2pm.

Corner House Hotel, High Street, serving food (traditional and Chinese) all day till 9pm, also take aways till 10pm. Accommodation.

Saffron Restaurant, High Street. TripAdvisor Top 10 curry house in 2013! Sit in or take away 4 to 11 pm every day. Booking highly recommended for sit in – very popular small restaurant. They have a sit in meal deal on Sundays

St Ronans Hotel (“Top Pub”), High Street, BBQ in Beer Garden Saturday, accommodation.

Traquair Arms Hotel, Traquair Road, food all weekend till 9pm, beer garden, accommodation.

Tweedside Hotel (“Middle Pub”), High Street, food all weekend till 9pm – special festival menu, accommodation.

Union Club/Festival Club, Peebles Road, snacks all weekend, back function room reserved for festival activities.

Whistle Stop Café, High Street – open 8:30 am to 4 pm.

No 1 Peebles Road – open 8:30 am to 6 pm.

The Tow Bar at Tweedside Caravan Park serves food from 5 to 8pm on Friday and 2 to 8pm at weekends.

Happy Days Chinese Take Away and Volcano Chip Shop open 4 ’til late every day. Both can deliver pre ordered food for small charge.

John Adam Bakers sell hot and cold snacks and drinks from early morning to 4pm on Fridays and to 12 noon on Saturdays. Shut Sundays.

Caldwells Luxury Ice Cream open early to 7:30 pm every day and sell hot and cold drinks as well as ice cream and confectionery.

Innerleithen Co-op open every day from 8 am to 10pm. In store bakery as well as full range of food and drink.

Musicians welcome at all the pubs.

Pubs & Clubs are licensed to 1am at latest on Friday & Saturday and midnight on Sunday.