A one-of-a-kind event, Beyond Borders International Festival brings together internationally renowned writers, artists, cultural commentators, diplomats and politicians to exchange ideas with each other and the public about some of the most interesting and pressing issues of our time. The stimulating weekend of debate also includes bike rides, literary walks, art exhibitions and performances, all in the inspiring surroundings of Traquair House. During the weekend, we also curate a number of private lunches, dinners and tête-à-têtes to facilitate the development of new projects and innovative collaborations. This combination of public and intimate interactions is what makes the Festival unique. Over the last six years, we have embarked on an incredible journey which has seen the Festival grow and flourish.
The on-going assistance of our friends and supporters will be vital in allowing us to continue to enhance and develop the programme, and to allow us to bring exceptional people from around the world to Scotland, to tell their tales. As such, we hope that you may consider offering your benefaction with this aim in mind, and become an integral part of this journey.
Beyond Borders Friends
Beyond Borders Friends are a team of dedicated supporters of the Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought. From all over the UK, and wider afield, the Beyond Borders Friends represent an invaluable commitment to the vision of Beyond Borders Scotland and our annual Festival, hosted in the inspiring surroundings of Traquair House in the Scottish Borders.
The support of the Beyond Borders Friends enables the continued enhancement and development of the Festival, further developing it as both a hub and generator of ideas. Individual membership costs as little as £100 for your first year, and £75 for each subsequent year.
What you’ll receive:
• Unlimited Special Rate Beyond Borders International Festival tickets
• Exclusive invitations to the opening night receptions of all Summer Exhibitions
• Annual Festival Friends photograph taken at the Festival
• Exclusive invitation to the opening night reception of the Beyond Borders Film Festival
• Special thanks in the Festival programme, along with the previous year’s Festival Friends photograph
• Beyond Borders Friends newsletters with preferential updates from the Beyond Borders Team
If you would like to become a member of the Beyond Borders Friends team, please complete this form or contact us for further information.