Tour o The Borders 2023 Event Survey

Closed 9 Dec 2023

Opened 6 Nov 2023

Feedback updated 14 Feb 2024

We asked

Residents/ Businesses on the 2023 route on impact of the Event and views on the overall impact on the Region.

You said

597 responses. Overall Impact = Positive was 78%

We did

Event Organisers decision not to hold event in 2024. Support 2025 closed road Tour O The Borders to take place.

Results updated 14 Feb 2024


  • This indicative and informative survey activity ran from 6th November 2023 to 9th December 2023 with a total of 597 responses. The survey was available online but paper copies and other formats were available. A full maildrop to all Ettrick and Yarrow Community Council area residential and business properties and to all properties on the wider route was sent out with a QR code to the survey – approx. 3000 properties in total.
  •  A full summary of the responses is attached with all comments available too on request to  Events Team -                   (comments are redacted to preserve anonymity).
  • Key findings from the SBC Survey are
    • Residents responses = 85%
    • EYCC responses = 15% - 92 responses
    • Effect leading up to event = 50% positive, 40% neutral and 10% negative
    • Effect on day of event = 52% positive, 28% neutral and 20% negative
    • Effect after event = 47% positive, 43% neutral and 10% negative
    • Overall impact on Region = 78% positive, 16% negative, 6% neither/ no opinion
    • Note – percentages have been rounded.        

The survey results have been used in working with the Event Organiser and informing Local Elected Members and the Community Council. A decision has been reached that this event will not run as a closed road event in 2024 and the event organiser will be supported to run Tour O the Borders as a closed road event in 2025 on the new route subject to all normal conditions and permissions.

Your browser does not support inline PDF viewing. Please download the PDF.

Your browser does not support inline PDF viewing. Please download the PDF.


Scottish Borders Council are looking for the views of the community regarding the 2023 Tour o the Borders event which took place on Sunday 3rd September on closed roads.


Why your views matter

We are seeking the thoughts and views of those businesses, residents and communities on the event route and in the wider area.  We are doing this to ascertain any impacts of the event, both positive and negative, so that we can establish how best to address these in future.

Details of the event are available at Tour O The Borders website.

2023 event route;

What happens next

The information collected will allow Scottish Borders Council, local businesses and communities and the event organisers to understand if the event had any effects on you on the day or leading up to/after the event.


  • Tweeddale - Cardrona
  • Tweeddale - Innerleithen
  • Tweeddale - Peebles
  • Tweeddale - Rural
  • Tweeddale - Walkerburn
  • Tweeddale - West Linton


  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Councillors
  • Elected Members
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Amenity groups
  • Architects/designers
  • Built heritage groups
  • Businesses
  • Developers/investors
  • Development planning key agencies
  • Education institutions
  • External councils
  • Housing associations
  • Landowners
  • Licence holders
  • Planning consultants
  • Professional bodies
  • Scottish Government departments
  • Services/Utilities
  • Taxi Licence holders
  • Transport groups
  • Catering businesses
  • Community councils
  • Community group
  • Sports group
  • Third Sector
  • Voluntary Sector
  • All staff


  • Local Government
  • Businesses