updated on 02 September 2018
What's happening in and around Walkerburn
Multi award winning hotel and restaurant:
Windlestraw wins another award
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 show. The 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
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
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
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.