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Last updated on 14 August 2019

What's happening in and around Walkerburn

Good News for all PENSIONERS in Walkerburn!

Walkerburn Pensioners Association have successfully obtained funding to encourage various activities for the residents of Walkerburn who are presently pensioners and also those who are approaching this milestone in their lives within the next year or so. We would like to provide an interesting programme to help you make the most of your leisure time.

As a first step, we would like to invite ALL the people in this category to join us for

Afternoon Tea, with entertainment, in the Village Hall on  TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER at 2.30

Click here for more information

CONGRATULATIONS!!  Public Hall - Raising the roof

The Walkerburn Public Hall Management Committee managed to win the Locality Fund vote in the Tweeddale region and has now aquired the funding to repair the front of the roof of the Hall.  The funding will help to secure the future of the hall which provides a home for so many of the village's community activities.  Well done to the committee members for galvanising so many people in Walkerburn and from the surrounding area to support this project.

Unfortunately the bid from the village Development Trust for funding for the mill windows was not successful.

Windlestraw wins another awardInterior of Windlestraw

Having been successful in the Scottish Hotel Awards earlier in the year, taking the first place in the Most Romantic Hotel category Windlestraw has now gained a five star gold quality assurance award from VisitScotland.  The hotel was named as most hospitable hotel in the Lothan and Borders by VisitScotland.  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.     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.