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Last updated on 02 September 2018

What's happening in and around Walkerburn

Multi award winning hotel and restaurant:
Windlestraw wins another awardInterior of Windlestraw

Having been successful in the Scottish Hotel Awards earlier in the year, taking the first place in the Most Romantic Hotel category Windlestraw has now gained a five star gold quality assurance award from VisitScotland.  The hotel was named as most hospitable hotel in the Lothan and Borders by VisitScotland.  Alongside this the hotel was runner up in the AA Bed and Breakfast Awards in the Restaurant with rooms category.  Congratulations to owners John and Sylvia Matthews and all their team on these achievements.     Go to www.windlestraw.co.uk to find out more.       

 

Walkerburn's own 80's sketch show

October 26th and 27th sees performances of Bad Outtakes described as an 80's sketch showThe show will take place in the village hall starting at 7.30pm and tickets costing 8 can be purchased from www.borderevents.com or on 01750 725480

Curry Night in aid of the village hall

Saturday 17th November is the date to put in your diary for a convivial evening with good food and company in the village hall.

Walkerburn to Innerleithen Multi-use Pathway


In August work restarted on the construction of the Walkerburn to Innerleithen path.  A complete section in Innerleithen behind Montgomery Street, and linking up with the existing hard surface leading to the old railway bridge, was completed last year.  Now the hard surface is nearly complete right through from Walkerburn to Innerleithen, and is already being used by all terrain biker riders. 
It is some time now since the bridge by the Caberston Fishing lodge was replaced by a much stronger structure.  It can not be long now until there is a tarmac surface which will allow off road walking and cycling and horse riding all the way from Walkerburn to Peebles.  The existing Innerleithen to Peebles section has had many more users than were predicted initially.  The path is now expected to be completed by Novmember this year.
There is also work being done to investigate the feasibilty of extending the path as far as Clovenfords.  This would not happen for a few years if it is found to be workable.

Innerleithen and Walkerburn First Responders need volunteers

In 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 questions.

Facebook.com/iwcfr
07808 767 299
heartstart@iwcfr.org

Watch a video of the floods in December 2015

This 10 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.