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 The bridge by the Caberston Fishing lodge has been replaced by a much stronger structure and work will soon continue to link up the two ends and create a surface which will allow off road walking and cycling and horse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