updated on 10 October 2019
What's happening in and around Walkerburn
- Redgauntlet Archers
Redgauntlet Archers have an outdoor course in Elibank Forest and are
our local archery club.
happy to welcome and help new members.
introductory beginners course (in Galashiels) is an excellent way to
learn the basics of the sport and find out if it suits you.
Redgauntlet Archers Beginners Class 2019: A five week course commencing
Thursday November 21st 7.30-8.30pm in Easter Langlee Community Centre
Hall Galashiels. £40 for the
course to cover equipment, tuition and insurance. Minimum age 16.
number of places available so if interested please contact Alistair
Ringrose on 01896 753415 or
for further details and to register.
SBC Dog Officer
in Public Hall - 16th October
SBC have created a new post for a Dog Education Officer.
Rose Hogg has been appointed and her aim is to promote
responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs and she has agreed to
give a talk to Walkerburn residents at the monthly Community Council
meeting in the village hall at 7.00pm on Wednesday 16th
She can offer a range of activities, including dog fouling surveys,
clean-ups, dog welfare, microchipping,and learning sessions.
She ill also discuss all the procedures in place for responding
to complaints about nuisance dogs.
This will be an interesting and useful session and all residents are
invited to attend
Red Squirrel network meeting
At the AGM of the Development Trust there was a
very interesting presentation about the work going on to conserve the
local red squirrel population. As a follow up to that a number of
people said they would be interested in getting involved with the local
network. Below is some information about the meeting of the
network in a couple of weeks time.
A Tweeddale Red Squirrel Network meeting will be held in
the Traq's Bar room at the Traquair Arms
Hotel, at 7pm on Wednesday 16th October.
At the last meeting our colleague, Conservation Officer
for the North East Gwen Maggs, came down to give an
informative talk on how grey squirrels were being controlled
in Aberdeen and the surrounding land of Aberdeenshire.
Gwen's talk was very encouraging, as it highlighted that it
is possible to drastically reduce numbers of grey squirrels
in urban areas. In Aberdeen, this resulted in red squirrels
returning to some areas of the city after a gap of many
Following Gwen's talk, we had an open discussion about
trapping in Peebles. We would really like to prevent grey
squirrels from building up in number in Peebles and then
filtering out into the wider area. We would also love to get
some more sightings of red squirrels in and around Peebles.
A few people at the meeting, which was attended by a lot of
new faces, were very keen to take traps. Laura has been
liaising with these people to hopefully get them set up with
CONGRATULATIONS!! Public Hall - Raising the roof
The Walkerburn Public Hall Management Committee managed to win the
Locality Fund vote in the Tweeddale region and has now aquired the
funding to repair the front of the roof of the Hall. The funding
will help to secure the future of the hall which provides a home for so
many of the village's community activities. Well done to the
committee members for galvanising so many people in Walkerburn and from
the surrounding area to support this project.
Unfortunately the bid from the village Development Trust for funding
for the mill windows was not successful.
Innerleithen and Walkerburn First Responders need volunteers
March Innerleithen & Walkerburn Community First Responders covered 20%
of hours available. We attended 2 call outs with an average response
time of 7min 30sec; one call out was 7 miles away which took us quite a
bit longer than usual to arrive on scene. Monthly average of hours
covered for the year so far is 24%.
We need more volunteers to join us to become active responders. The more
of us there are, the more coverage we can supply, more incidents we can
attend and more lives we can help save. If you are interested, or want
to find out more, then please get in touch and we can answer all your
07808 767 299
Watch a video of the floods in December
minute video was taken by Air Cam Pro on 6th December last year and
shows the extent of the flooding around the village. Click on the headline to see the video.
You may find it interesting to compare this with some of the images from
1926 in the Old Walkerburn section of the photo gallery.