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22nd May 2024

Ed James In Conversation


Heron & Willow welcomes writer Ed James to the shop for a special event. 

Ed James is a Scottish author who writes crime fiction novels across multiple series and in multiple locations. His latest series is set in the Scottish Borders, where Ed now lives, starring DI Rob Marshall – a criminal profiler turned detective, investigating serial murders in a beautiful landscape.

These books have proved incredibly popular and we’re excited Ed will visit us to tie in with the publication of the 5th book in the series, With Soul So Dead.

Tickets are free, but you can pre-order the new book, or the first in the series. 

Doors: 7pm / Start 7:30pm.

20th June 2024

John Sadler In Conversation


Heron & Willow are excited to welcome John Sadler, author of The Hot Trod: A History Of The Anglo-Scottish Border, to Jedburgh.

“Sadler’s incredibly deep knowledge of, and affection for, the area in which he grew up shines through and elevates every page of this hugely enjoyable book. This is a rare history book in the sense that you can just drop in and out at will.” – Five Star Review, Scottish Field Magazine.

As usual, the event will be a free and informal and insightful mix of chat and questions. The event will take place at Heron & Willow Bookshop with doors at 19:00 and the event starting at 19:30. 

https://heronandwillow.scot/product/june-20th-john-sadler

23rd June 2024 - 14th July 2024

Callants Festival 2024


Jetharts Callants Festival
The 2024 festival starts on Sunday 23rd June with the first ride out.
Festival Day is Friday 12th July.

29th June 2024 - 30th June 2024

Monteath Mausoleum Public Open Day


Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem in the Scottish Borders landscape!

10am - 4pm both days.

www.friendsofthemonteathmausoleum.org.uk

7th July 2024

Jedburgh To Kelso Walk


Join the Washington Ramblers for a walk from Jedburgh to Kelso. We offer three grades of walk to suit most abilities: a 6-mile amble, a 10-mile ramble, and a longer 12-mile walk.

Please contact on 0191 4108420 if you would like to join them - More information on the route on their website: www.washingtonramblers.co.uk.

9th July 2024

Callants Festival Variety Show


A wide range of performers will take to the stage at Jedburgh Town Hall as part of the Callant's Festival. 

Show Times:
2pm - 3:30pm 
7pm - 9:30pm

Entry is by donation. If you are interested in performing at the show, contact Bob Strachan at JEDLIVE@yahoo.com

20th July 2024

Rebecca Smith In Conversation


Author Rebecca Smith will appear at Heron & Willow to discuss her excellent book “Rural: The Lives Of The Working Class Countryside”. Tickets are free, but you can donate £5 to help support our author events or you can pre-order a copy of the book. We will open the doors at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

‘Revelatory’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Eye-opening and persuasive’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Brilliant … I loved it’ KIT DE WAAL
‘Thoughtful, moving, honest’ CAL FLYN

Rebecca Smith is a non-fiction author and journalist from Cumbria. She worked for BBC Radio for over a decade, producing a variety of programmes including news and features, and has written for The New York Times, the Guardian and the Sunday Times. She has a Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and now lives in central Scotland with her children and partner.

https://heronandwillow.scot/product/july-20th-rebecca-smith

4th August 2024

Monteath Mausoleum Public Open Day


Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem in the Scottish Borders landscape!

10am - 4pm both days.

www.friendsofthemonteathmausoleum.org.uk

4th August 2024

Monteath Mausoleum Public Open Day


Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem in the Scottish Borders landscape!

10am - 4pm both days.

www.friendsofthemonteathmausoleum.org.uk

9th August 2024

The Book Of Jed Launch


On National Book Lovers Day join Heron & Willow for a one-off event that brings together a love of writing, zines and weird ideas.

To mark the Heron & Willow Writing Group’s one year anniversary, they are presenting a special event to mark the launch of a new edition of their zine, The Book Of Jed.

The evening will feature short readings from members of the group, plus a headline appearance from Hermione Byron. Hermione is a poet and zine-maker living in Edinburgh. She regularly reads at spoken word events and has performed at The Scottish Poetry Library, Duns Play Fest, and Traquair Arts Festival.

The event is free to attend, but donations are welcome (in advance or on the night!). Doors are at 7pm for a 7:30 start.

https://heronandwillow.scot/product/august-9th-the-book-of-jed-launch

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

Hot Rods In The Borders 2024


After the success of Hot Rods In The Borders 2023 we are returning for a second year with a full weekend gathering, where like minded enthusiasts can get together, relax, have some beers, chat everything car related and just have a general catch up.
What happens……….
Arrive Friday crack a beer ?and get settled in, or if you want to stay longer you can arrive on the Thursday ??, Entertainment for Friday night is TBC.
Saturday relax or join in on a short cruise leaving between 13:00 and 14:00, then we have returning for 2024 Blockbustarz who are a 70’s Band that are performing in the Tavern Tent from 21:00 ??? ?, these guys went down a storm at our 2023 event so be sure not to miss them.
Sunday just kick back and relax before packing up to head home ?. There may also be an award presentation at this years event.
All you have to do to book is visit pitchup.com or click tickets and PLEASE ensure you leave a note under special requests that you are booking for Hot Rods In The Border. (ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW AVAILABLE)

https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/Scotland/Scotland/Scottish_Borders/Jedburgh/lilliardsedge-holiday-park-golf-course

25th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Monteath Mausoleum Public Open Day


Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem in the Scottish Borders landscape!

10am - 4pm both days.

www.friendsofthemonteathmausoleum.org.uk

31st August 2024 - 1st September 2024

EdgeFest 2024



Edge Fest returns for a second year after a triumphant first! Brilliant music and fun for all the family across an action packed weekend. The festival is held with in the grounds south of Lilliardsedge Holiday Park located on the A68 between Jedburgh & St Boswells.

2nd September 2024

Johnny Mains In Conversation


Heron & Willow will welcome Johnny Mains to Jedburgh, to talk about his book Scotland the Strange: Weird Tales from Storied Lands.

Johnny is an accomplished author and anthologist across many genres, but Scotland The Strange in particular is a real treasure trove of the weird and the wonderful. Tickets are free, but you may donate to support author events or pre-order a copy of the book. Doors at at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

https://heronandwillow.scot/product/sept-2nd-johnny-mains-in-conversation

About Scotland the Strange:

Something was coming down the tide. It came down as quiet as a sleeping bairn, straight for him as he sat with his horse breasting the waters, and as it came the moon crept out of a cloud and he saw a glint of yellow hair.’ From misty moors, crags and clifftops comes a hoard of eighteen strange tales gathered by Johnny Mains, award-winning anthologist and editor of the British Library anthology Celtic Weird. Sourced from Scotland’s storied literary heritage and bustling with witches, ghosts, devils and merfolk, this selection celebrates the works of treasured Scottish writers such as John Buchan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dorothy K. Haynes and Neil M. Gunn alongside rare pieces by lesser-known authors – including two tales translated from Scots Gaelic. Brooding in the borderlands where strange folklore, bizarre mythology and twentieth-century hauntings meet, this volume promises chills and shivers as keen and fresh as the wind-whipped wilds of Scotland.

8th September 2024

Monteath Mausoleum Public Open Day


Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem in the Scottish Borders landscape!

10am - 4pm both days.

www.friendsofthemonteathmausoleum.org.uk

15th November 2024

Johnny Campbell In Concert


Heron & Willow will host a special appearance from folk musician Johnny Campbell.

Johnny has a deep understanding of Northern English Folk song and traditions and pours them into his work, rich in authenticity. Travel and the countryside form a big part of his work, including substantial UK and European tours, recording on the Faroe Islands and most recently on North English county summits for his most recent album True North. He is also a regular contributor to Country Walking Magazine.

It promises to be an intimate, engaging evening. Tickets are £10. Doors are at 7pm for a 7:30 start.

https://heronandwillow.scot/product/nov-15th-johnny-campbell-in-concert

”Haunting, Evocative & Pure”   – Songlines
”A rucksack full of Wonders”   – MOJO
”Like a Modern-Day Billy Bragg” – Tradfolk
”Potent & Authentic” – Folk Radio
”One of Folk’s Brightest Rising Stars” – Bright Young Folk
”Nobody else seems to be doing what Campbell is doing right now, and his passion and determination deserve recognition” – Jon Wilks