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Now in it’s 6th year, the Beyond Borders International Festival has grown from Books, Borders and Bikes into a cultural highlight from the Scottish Borders in the spectacular grounds of the historic Traquair House. As the Beyond Borders International Festival grows, we would love to make it more accessible to our friends and supporters around the world. To do this we need to be able to livestream every talk and session to anyone, anywhere in the world. Help us achieve this goal by donating to our crowdfunding campaign!

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Beyond Borders International Festival 2015

The Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought will be returning to Traquair House from 22 - 23 August 2015. More information coming soon!

Beyond Borders Scotland

Beyond Borders is a not-for profit organisation, which is dedicated to facilitating dialogue and international cultural exchange. Beyond Borders works across several different mediums including literature, performing arts, visual arts, heritage, film, politics and dialogue. It seeks to facilitate rather prescribe its cultural output. If it has an ideology it is to be innovative and collaborative in its endeavor.


Watch local Borders journalist Sandy Neil in conversation with some of the greats from Beyond Borders International Festival 2013, exploring the most timely and important debates at the heart of international affairs today. See General Sir Mike Jackson talk about his decision to send UK forces into Iraq, Rory Stewart on Borderlands identity, BBC's James Naughtie on the Scottish Independence Referendum and Paul Conroy's haunting account of Marie Colvin's last mission into Syria.

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