As well as a year-round programme of live performances, films, classes and exhibitions, the Eastgate also hosts an eye-catching range of festivals.

Wild Writers Festival, Fri 27 to Sun 29 January 2023

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Cameron McNeish – a lifetime of exploring Scotland’s hills

Kevin Morgans’ exceptional new book exploring the life of puffins

Brand new for 2023, the inaugural Wild Writers Festival celebrates the wealth of exceptional writing and gets behind the words of authors exploring our relationship with the living world – covering topics from nature writing and adventure to ecology and the environment, memoir and sustainable travel.

Featuring writers from Scotland and beyond, the three-day festival showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming authors as they share ideas, stories, influences and inspirations. Live appearances include a mix of readings, meet-the-author sessions and signings, Q&As, panel discussions and lively solo presentations.

A sister event to the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival – which returns in 2024 – the Wild Writers Festival will provide a similar injection of vigour, energy and promise.

The full programme is now on this website – hit Festival or Talk on the category list on the home page and/or keep an eye on our social channels!

Anna Fleming’s Time on Rock – shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing & Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival Friday 17 – Sunday 19 June 2022

Everyone is invited to play and explore outside during the day, then return to the Eastgate to see a stunning selection of adventure films and meet a headline adventurer in person.

Hit the button to open up the brochure.  Links to outdoor adventures are live, There is more information on films and speakers on