Last updated on 08 November 2018
What's happening in and around Walkerburn
Art work for Walkerburn Mill?
Some time ago, a survey of views in Walkerburn showed that the appearance of the village was one of the biggest concerns for residents. The empty and dilapidated buildings were seen as making the village look uninviting. Although things are a bit better now there is still some way to go.
Now imagine the windows in the mill transformed into art works! This is an idea which the Development Trust is looking at.
Rathburn Chemicals, the owners of the building, have agreed that the idea can be investigated.
The window panels could be views into the inside of the mill to represent the history of the village.
Or views of the valley and its wildlife showing the beauty and diversity of the area.
Something like these provided by mural artists we have talked to. Or a mixture of the two.
Of course we have to find money for the project, and to get backing from funders we need the support of you, the village residents. We are very interested to hear what you think. Please send any comments to email@example.com or drop a note into the village hall, where there is a display about the idea
Walkerburn Public Hall Trustees
There were just 5 applicants for the position of Trustee for the Public Hall and so there an election wil not need to take place as there were 5 vacancies.
Walkerburn Act of Remembrance
The annual Walkerburn Act of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial on Sunday 11th November, commencing at 10.45 am. Afterwards, free refreshments will be served in the Public Hall for all Walkerburn residents, young and old. Even if you are unable to be present at the Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial, please come along to the hall when the service has ended. This year it will be a very special anniversary, as it will fall exactly 100 years after the final day of World War I. As is our custom, the Public Hall will be open before the Parade from 10am for warmth and shelter, and seats will be provided at the War Memorial for those who may find it difficult to march to or stand for the ceremony. Service and Ex-Service personnel are invited to gather at the Public Hall to march to the Memorial, stepping off at 10.35hrs for the Act of Remembrance. There will again be a display of photographs of 100 years of Walkerburn men and women in Uniform. Photographic Archive: The village archive of Walkerburn men and women in uniform, which John Purves is compiling, now has about 500 photographs. If you would like your family’s, yours or any of your old friends’ military contribution included in the Remembrance Sunday exhibition and the village archive, please contact John Purves on 870447 and he will personally collect, copy and return your precious photographs safely, within 48 hours. Everyone welcome
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