24 September 2022
Community Council publishes further information
about the Scawd Law wind farm proposal - click on these links
1 Information about Scawd Law proposal
2 General information on wind farms
3 More sources of information about wind farms
Walkerburn and District Community Council
have been receiving briefs from Fred Olsen’s agents and other
Community Councils about the Scawd Law Windfarm proposal.
Please click here to read a summary of the implications for the
Community Art Group - Mondays 10 - 12
Community Art Group Mondays 10 -12 alongside Walk In morning in the
Everyone can be creative, come along & join in & play with art & ideas.
Share skills - drawing, painting , collage, decoupage, maybe clay work sculpture etc.
There are some basic materials at the Hall or bring your own.
Have a coffee/tea, meet friends and enjoy.
to the other activities at the coffee morning Helen will be offering
massage treatments as well.
Cost £5 or donations
Helen is an well respected and experienced local therapist.
Gin Tasting Evening at the HB Club
There will be a gin tasting event in the HB club on the evening of
1st October. £20 per ticket for 6 gins and nibbles. Limited
tickets left. Contact the club for more information.
Quiz night and disco at the HB
Halloween/Bonfire quiz on 5th November. £10 per team of 4.
Spookyngames, fancy dress prizes, followed by DIY disco
60s/70s Night on 3rd December
Galawheels needs volunteer drivers
In Walkerburn we sit between 2 community transport services, boith
operated by The Bridge. One based in Peebles (Tweed Wheels) and
one in Galshiels (Gala Wheels) Both rely on volunteer drivers to
offer a service to anyone needing transport for what ever reason who
cannot use other public transport for whatever reason.
to find out more about what is needed This can be very
rewarding and you can do as little or as much driving as you want.
See the short piece below from Tweedwheels to get an idea of what the
Pump track in Walkerburn
Click here for more information
A pump track would be a great addition to the facilities available to
younger people (and others too) in the village. Your views are
important so that what you want is what is achieved
Do you know about Tweedwheels Community Car?
Tweedwheels is a community
transport service operated by The Bridge.
It provides accessible and affordable transport in the Tweeddale
area. It is supported by
local people raising funds through the Tweeddale Thrift Shop in
Innerleithen, public donations, a grant from SBC, Transport Scotland and
Awards for All Scotland.
The Community Car is based in
Peebles and it is a specially adapted vehicle with a passenger lift.
It can accommodate (along with the driver) 3 seated passengers or
up to 2 passengers travelling in their wheelchairs (depending on the
sizer of the wheelchairs.)
Who is it for?
The Community Car can be used by anyone living in Tweeddale who
has difficulty using public transport because of a disability, ill
health or age.
What can it be used for?
Shopping trips Visits to family and
friends Outings Getting to meetings
Transport to day
Centres and respite care
Appointments and hospital visits A link to other transport
In fact, anything you like
Please contact emme.mclennan@the bridge.scot
for more information
Maintenance of Jubilee Park - the area
next to the allotments
You may have seen people out cutting the grass on the area
The grass has now been cut about once a
fortnight for the past couple of years, some areas of wild flowers were left hoping that with time these plants will
help to keep the grass under control. The ongoing task is to
keep it looking the way it is. In all it's probably about 4 -
5 hours work to cut all the grass. If anyone wants to go out with
a strimmer or mower and cut some grass, please feel free to do a bit.
What is five hours for one person is only 1 hour for five. It's good
exercise for the whole body. Many hands make light work.
Please respect the area which is for everyone's use
and benefit. It is not a rubbish tip.
FoodHUGS lunch on Tuesdays
FoodHUGS is again be offering a
fortnightly lunch club in the vil
lage hall from 12.30 to 2 pm on
Tuesdays. The lunch will be followed by a seesion
run by Red Button Crafts at about 2.00pm. You may attend both
lunch and craft session or just one or the other.
For those who do not want to come to the lunch, FoodHUGS will
continue to offer lunch either as a take away service or, for those who
cannot get to the hall, a delivery contact
for more information (01896 870200)
Ability Borders started its Community Connectors Project to help those
wishing to use a care alarm service but who had no-one who could act as
their first responders.
especially need volunteers as we are seeing a rise in referrals who
require 2 responders
We are now seeking volunteers, across all areas of the Scottish Borders,
who would be happy to offer their help to someone in their local
community who needs a point of contact for their care alarm provider.
Ukraine Crisis: Message from Walkerburn and
District Community Council
Walkerburn and District Community Council has
set up a small sub-committee, chaired by Colin Kerr, to act as an
Information and Help Exchange for anyone in the community offering
accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. For more information click
on this text
Walk It Walkerburn now takes place each
The leader of Walk It Walkerburn walks, Alice
Pringle, can be contacted on 07974 782016
start at 10.00 a.m. each Monday from Alexandra
Park beside the children’s playpark.
These will be gentle walks - all you need to bring is yourself with outdoor
clothing to suit the weather and sensible footwear for walking.
If you wish to discuss this, book in, or have
any questions, please get in touch.
Coffee Drop-in every Monday 9.30 - 11.30 am
In Walkerburn Public Hall Free
but donations welcome Click here for more
information - starts again in August
Neighbourhood Foodmarket in Innerleithen and online
NeighbourFood market is opening in Innerleithen which acts like a
one-stop shop for local produce online. Thre will be collections
in Innerleithen every Thursday from 4 to 6pm at the memorial Hall, but there are also delivery options to
the surrounding area including Walkerburn. This will be a great resource
to those interested in shopping more locally but who also like the
convenience of shopping online.
This is not for
profit as we are part of the Food Foundation, so 10% of all that is
spent goes towards opening up catering training for young people with
learning or other disabilities and the Food and Friendship project
to the website is here.
Benches installed along the multi use path
Thanks to IWT Rotary and SBC new benches have been installed along
the multi use path from Walkebuurn to Innerleithen. There are
now some crocus alongside the bench to make your rest even better.
Innerleithen, Traquair and Walkerburn Church of Scotland has a
service at 10.30am each Sunday in Innerleithen Church. All are
welcome to attend.
Services are also livestreamed every week on the church website
at http://itwcos.org/category/online-worship/ or you can call
01896 404505 to listen to the service at any time in the week.
St Andrew’s Church Innerleithen has Sunday services each week at
9.30 am. The services are as follows –
‘Service of the Word’ on 1st Sunday
in each month, ‘Communion
Service’ on 2nd Sunday,
'Teaching Service on 3rd Sunday and 'Communion from reserved
sacrament' on 4th Sunday, Fifth Sundays have a joint
service with St Peter's Peebles.
See these great videos of Walkerburn and
This 5 minute video made in November shows
just how beautiful the area is! Click on this notice.
And another one! Winter scenes
above the village click on this line to view.
Innerleithen and Walkerburn First Responders need volunteers
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
10 minute video was taken by Air Cam Pro on 6th December 2015 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.