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Last updated on 13 June 2018

What's happening in and around Walkerburn

Windlestraw wins another award

Windlestraw was successful in the Scottish Hotel Awards recently, taking the first place in the Most Romantic Hotel category.  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.

Baby and Toddler group meetings

The group meets each week in the Primary School from 9.30 - 11.30.                   

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  The bridge by the Caberston Fishing lodge has been replaced by a much stronger structure and work will soon continue to link up the two ends and create a surface which will allow off road walking and cycling and horse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.