Last updated on 06 March 2018
What's happening in and around Walkerburn
Walkerburn Senior Citizens Coffee Morning
Coffee morning on 17th March, 10.00 to 11.30. Stalls and a chance for a blether. £1.00
Walkerburn Community Fair
The annual Community Fair in aid of local organisations will be held in the Hall on 14th April from 10.30am to 1pm. Entrance £1
The fair is organised by the BURNing Issues team and will have stalls offering the chance to buy local craft items, a raffle and refreshments for £1.50 (tea coffee and soup and roll)
Come along and support your local groups find out what is going on and get involved
Walkerburn Rugby Sevens Tournament
Walkerburn Rugby Club's 7's tournament will be held on Saturday 26th May. gates open at 12 noon, entry £5
There will be a disco in the evening in the Rugby Club. Contact 07766 910050 for more information
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 The bridge by the Caberston Fishing lodge has been replaced by a much stronger structure and work will soon continue to link up the two ends and create a surface which will allow off road walking and cycling and horse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.