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Last updated on 15 November 2017

What's happening in and around Walkerburn

Scottish Folk Duo at Caddonfoot Hall

Johnston and Gordon, Scottish folk duo are playing at Caddonfoot Village Hall on Friday 24th November at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 from Caddonfoot Hotel or ring 07527800301

St Andrew's Night Music and Dance Party

Walkerburn Village Hall Saturday 2nd December from 7pm  Admission free - donations welconme in aid of help for Homeless and hall repair fund.

All sorts of music including: Rev Uke, H.L.I., Dismal Jibe and others

Parent Council – Christmas Shopping Night

This year’s Christmas Shopping Night will be held on Thursday 23rd November from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. We have a wide variety of stalls that range from Usborne Books, Soap Matters, handmade cards, crafts, knitted items and much much more! Tickets cost £2, which will include tea/coffee and a mince pie. There will also be a cake and candy stall, and raffle held so any donations of home baking and/or prizes would be gratefully received.

Charity photoshoot in aid of Village hall funds

Sunday 3rd December from 10 am to 4 pm.  First come first served.  Each sitting is £10 (more if you wish to make a further donation) with all proceeds going to the Village Hall

 Step into the spot light and have some professional photos taken and help the Village Hall at the same time.

For more information email: wvhcharityphotoshoot@gmail.com

Proposed tree planting in Jubilee Park on hold

The majority view expressed at the meeting held on 18th October to discuss the Development Trust's proposal to plant trees on the Jubilee Park site as a living memorial to the men of the village who gave their lives in the First World War was that this should not go ahead.  In view of this, the Trust Board will meet in the near future to decide the way forward.  Anyone who wishes to contribute further to the discussion is welcome to get in touch with any member of the Board.  Contact details are on this site on the Development Trust pages.

 

The path repairs on Jubilee Park are now complete - have a walk!

Work to repair the damaged surface on the paths on Jubilee Park between Galashiels Road and Tweedholm Avenue was completed last month.  You can now take an easy walk around the park area and rest on the benches at the top to take in the excellent views over the valley.   The money to allow the Development Trust to carry out this work comes from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme thanks to the voting which took place during November last year in Peebles.  There is also a small amount from Paths for All to help with the repairs. 

The trees which were planted by the Trust a few years ago are now flourishing and the grass has been cut three times this year so far.  If there is any one who wants to help with cutting the grass on the field, please get in touch via mail@walkerburn.com

Tesco bags of help logo                        paths for all logo

Walkerburn to Innerleithen Multi-use Pathway


Work has now 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. 
Work has now started again at the Walkerburn end having been delayed by the rains and damage to the river bank last winter.  The bridge by the Caberston Fishing lodge is being replaced by a much stronger structure and then work will continue to link up the two ends and create a 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 the spring of 2019.
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.

Five star dining and accommodation in Walkerburn

Congratulations to John and Sylvia Matthews, owners of Windlestraw, on becoming one of only 9 restaurants-with-rooms to be recognised by VisitScotland as deserving of a five star rating.  Go to www.windlestraw.co.uk to find out more.

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.