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
Walkerburn Village Hall Saturday 2nd December from 7pm
Admission free - donations welconme in aid of help for Homeless and hall
All sorts of music including: Rev Uke, H.L.I., Dismal
Jibe and others
Council – Christmas Shopping Night
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
Step into the spot light and
have some professional photos taken and help the Village Hall at the same time.
For more information email:
Proposed tree planting in Jubilee Park
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.
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
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
The money to allow the Development Trust to carry out this work comes from the
of Help scheme
thanks to the voting which took place during November last year in
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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%.
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.