Sport-71Whether you’re actively involved in sport, or a passionate supporter of your local team, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Scottish Borders.

The Borders is home to the world-famous Rugby Sevens, and has some of the country’s best mountain biking at Glentress. With over 20 golf courses, world-class fishing on the River Tweed, quiet roads for cycling, beautiful walkroutes, and the horse-lover’s paradise of the annual common ridings, it’s hard to know where to start! And that’s without even mentioning tennis, motocross, cricket, bowling and the many athletics clubs in the region.

The sports categories are still under development.


If you’re keen on athletics, the Scottish Borders has plenty to offer, including beautiful scenery, lively clubs and great camaraderie. Read More


A favourite indoor sport, put on your sporty shoes and enjoy the feathers, playing badminton in many of the towns, just ask at the look sports centre for more information. Read More


The Scottish Borders has over 30 bowling clubs offering outdoor green bowling, traditional Scottish carpet bowls and short mat bowls. Read More


Cricket players and fans can find several cricket clubs in the Scottish Borders, welcoming senior and junior players. They include Kelso Cricket Club, Hawick and Wilton, St. Boswells, Melrose, Selkirk and Peebles, as well as nearby Langholm, Dumfries and Penicuik. Read More


Scotland has a particular love of curling, and excels regularly at world competition level. If you are a experienced player or new to the sport, you can certainly have a go at curling in the Scottish Borders. Read More


The Scottish Borders is a mecca for road and leisure cyclists, with its gentle hills, relatively little traffic and beautiful countryside. The Tour of Britain has passed through several times, and you’ll see lots of keen leisure and club cyclists out on the roads. Read More


Wade in and enjoy the calm, soothing waters of the Scottish Borders, where there is some of the best Salmon Fishing and Trout fishing to be found in Scotland. The many rivers offer you the choice that you want, whether it is a quiet riverbank you want or a coastal challenge Read More


Football is very popular in Scotland and each of the towns in the Scottish Borders region has its own team and practice grounds. There is plenty of greenery around for and you will find friendly training on most nights if you look around. Read More


The Scottish Borders is a magnet for golfers, with 21 superb courses set in one of Scotland’s loveliest regions. The ‘Freedom of the Fairways’ pass offers great value, and you’ll find our courses uncrowded and friendly, each with their own special character and beautiful views of the Scottish Borders countryside. Read More

Horse Riding

The Scottish Borders is an exceptional place for horse lovers – horses are a way of life here! Our famous annual common riding festivals are a unique chance to see and take part in spectacular mass ‘ride outs’ through the Borders countryside. Read More

Ice Skating

Its cold enough in winter for ice-skating in The Scottish Borders, but it is also available all year round. If gliding on the ice is your sport, then you can find it here. Read More


In the Scottish Borders region, you won’t have far to look, if you want find the training you need to develop your skills in Judo. Whatever colour belt you are aiming for you can start here, or qualify at the highest level. Read More

Keep Fit/Gyms

Whether you’re into high-octane gym workouts, blissful yoga, or regular hands-on health treatments, it’s vital to keep yourself in good shape. Check out some of our recommended health and fitness hotspots in the Scottish Borders! Read More


In the Scottish Borders, there are motocross tracks at Duns, Selkirk, and Shiplaw near Peebles. Read More

Mountain Biking

The Scottish Borders is one the best mountain biking centres in the country. Glentress and Innerleithen in the Tweed Valley and Newcastleton south of Hawick offer brilliant mountain biking terrain for all ages and skill levels, along with excellent facilities and bike hire either on site or nearby. Read More

Other Sports

What ever you are into for fitness and sport – there is a huge list of choices in the Scottish Borders. The weather won’t be a problem if you are enthusiastic about sport, as this region has the choice of both indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. Read More

River Sports

Make sure you check out the River sports clubs near you. Read More


Rugby union is deep in the Scottish Borders’ DNA, and is the main sport played in the region – a history which has given rise to many international players and a major part in the national game. Read More


More popular than ever, skateboarding remains the sport of choice for the youths of today, and here in the Scottish Borders, the opportunities to take part are many. Look out for local groups who have training sessions and ask about their favourite spots for practising. Read More


A healthy heart is needed to take part in a vigorous squash game, and The Scottish Borders offers you the opportunities you need to participate. Book a court, join a league and co-ordinate with other enthusiasts playing to your hearts content! Read More


There are many swimming activities and water training opportunities in the region, and you can exercise at locally run and privately managed facilities. Join in water aerobics, swim training, or learn to swim – either way the waters await you in the Scottish Borders. Read More


The Scottish Borders has 14 lawn tennis clubs welcoming junior and senior players. Most offer coaching and have lively social programmes. Read More