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Buses to Edinburgh and Glasgow

This year the Upper Tweed Community Council is running bus trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow.   This will enable you to enjoy shopping, go to the cinema, visit museums or tourist attractions, eat out, be in Edinburgh at Festival time, go to a pantomime, or buy Christmas presents.   All these are possible with our 2016 programme. A bus will run from Tweedsmuir, Broughton and Skirling on Saturdays as follows: 11 June to Edinburgh 9 July to Glasgow 13 August to Edinburgh 10 December

Tree planting at Talla

Borders Forest Trust need you! They have their inaugural tree planting day at Talla tomorrow (Saturday 30th April). Here’s the information: We are meeting at Talla Linnfoot at 10.30am, walking up to the bothy where we will gather, collect a few trees each and then plant them nearby in suitable spots under the supervision of two of our expert trustees and then gather to eat our lunch with tea and coffee provided. All are very welcome. This is a day

Temporary closures: Broughton Post Office and the road to Biggar

Two closures to report: The Broughton – Biggar road (B7016) is closed this Monday (21st) from 8am to 4pm at Corstaine Farm for road repairs. Diversion via Skirling or Kilbucho. More importantly, the Post Office at Broughton Garage will close when Ruth Halsall retires on Tuesday 5th April. The Post Office says this is a temporary closure while various options for providing this service are investigated. You can read their letter to the council here: Post Office Broughton Please tell

Buses from Tweedsmuir – consultation

Following last year’s pilot scheme, Upper Tweed Community Council is proposing to apply for funding for another series of bus trips in 2016. Their plan is to run three trips from Broughton/Tweedsmuir to Edinburgh in June, August (Fringe) and December (Christmas shopping) and one to Glasgow in July. These trips would not be free, but would cost £5 return. Full details are here: Bus Project 2016. Would you be interested? We would like your comments on this proposal – either

Become a community fund panel member

The Infinis Glenkerie Community Fund is a charitable fund provided for the benefit of the community within 15km of the Glenkerie Wind Farm. Decisions about how to allocate the fund are made by a voluntary group of local people, who make valuable contributions to their communities and gain experience working with a variety of interesting people. You don’t need any special skills to be a panel member. Applications are particularly welcome from parents of children under 16 and younger adults,

Wool From The Hills

Friday 18th March Tweedsmuir Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm Following on from their highly successful and critically acclaimed productions – Will H Ogilvies Cheviot Hills and Tale O Tweed – Well Road Productions proudly presents their latest production. This is a powerful, amusing and moving evocation of a vanishing way of life in the Border Hills. The story is told by a cast of performers – through the words of the people who live there, beautifully illustrated with images of

Free basic bike maintenance courses!

Is your bike sitting gathering dust in the shed, a flat tyre that you’ve always meant to fix, gears that don’t work smoothly? All things that stop you getting out on your bike enjoying the great cycling that there is around the valley. Well this might just be for you. Tweedsmuir Village Hall 27th February 2016 Select your session 9:00 am – 12:30 pm or 1:00 – 4.30pm Including a short break in each session for refreshment and snack. Who

Kids’ training bursaries

Andrew Mason is putting together a grant application on behalf of the Community Council to provide bursaries to support children in the Tweedsmuir CC area to attend training courses. This would initially be open to school-age residents but could be extended to adults in the future. The bursaries would go towards course costs and not expenses such as travel. Andrew needs to know as soon as possible of any children who might want to be part of the scheme and

Tweedsmuir Festivities

It’s that time again! The Tweedsmuir Christmas Party is on 19th December at 2.30pm in the village hall, and the New Year Dance is on 2nd January at 8.30pm (also in the hall), tickets £5 on the door. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous New Year, and hope to see some of you at the festivities!

Help to adapt your home for over-60s

Help to Adapt is a Scottish Government initiative to help people over 60 live independently at home for longer. It offers a Scottish Government loan based on the equity in your house. If you would like expert assistance in planning and undertaking adaptations to your home, see www.helptoadaptscotland.co.uk or call 0330 303 7801.

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