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C8 Road closure at Meggethead

Advance notice of complete road closure at Meggethead, near Talla Scottish Borders Council has advised that the C8 will be closed to enable Scottish Power to carry out works from 09:00 on the 18th January to 16:00 on the 16th February 2021. Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to pass; there are likely to be minor delays. Details of the detour below.

Glenkerie Community Fund

The Glenkerie Community Fund is looking for volunteer Panel Members. This is a charitable fund provided by Ventient Energy for the benefit of the community within 15 km of the Glenkerie Wind Farm. Settlements in the area include Tweedsmuir, Broughton, Drumelzier, Coulter, Stobo, Biggar, Symington, Roberton, Lamington, Wiston and Skirling. To find out more about the Panel or note your interest, contact Foundation Scotland on or 07718 769 060by 31st December 2020.

Tweedsmuir Talks

Talla Reservoir

Tweedsmuir Community Company are putting together a series of talks on subjects relevant to our community. Usually they would run a series of events through the winter months to give us all a chance to get together and learn more about our wonderful village and its surrounding area. As we can’t get together, they are going to be running a series of ZOOM events instead, open to everyone in our community, and covering a range of topics. The next talk



Live theatre is one of the things we are really missing during this pandemic. With no firm dates yet for reopening, you can at least keep in touch with local venues through YouTube. The Eastgate Theatre in Peebles has a project, #eastgateathome, which shares a new curated playlist every week, so you can enjoy some highlights of past events until the doors open once more. This is a link to their YouTube channel, where you can find all the weekly

TCC Logo Competition

Can you help us create a logo and unique description of Tweedsmuir? Tweedsmuir Community Company needs to create a logo for the ‘Discover Tweedsmuir’ website that reflects all that Tweedsmuir has to offer. We would like to ask members of our community, of any age and ability to design an inspiring logo for Tweedsmuir. This logo will be used on all the material produced by TCC, so should reflect what is special about our Community. Tweedsmuir Logo Competition Your logo

Recycling Centres

Community recycling centres across the Scottish Borders have now been reopened, with a number of temporary restrictions in place. All seven recycling centres were closed by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) on 23 March in line with government ‘Stay at Home’ guidance to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. The Scottish Government have now relaxed some restrictions, and have allowed recycling centres across Scotland to be reopened from 1 June. With demand expected to be extremely high, the temporary restrictions have

Virtual community cafe open

We may not have the Cafe at the Crook Inn yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get together, virtually speaking! If you fancy a coffee and a blether, the Tweedsmuir virtual Community Cafe is now open! I’m afraid it is BYOC (bring your own cake) Starting on Tuesday, you will be able to join a drop-in session on Zoom, meet up with other villagers, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together from the socially isolated comfort of your

Tweedsmuir Resilient Community Group

A message for all Tweedsmuir residents from the Resilient Community Group Firstly, many thanks for taking the time and effort to complete and return the forms.  The main focus in the coming weeks will be our response to Covid-19 and whatever that might bring.  There are a number of you who have very kindly offered  to help, if required, in the delivery of shopping,  looking out for neighbours and collecting medication.  It’s also apparent that within our community there is a

Coronavirus scams

Sadly, criminals are still operating full-time while the rest of the country is in lockdown because of coronavirus. Police Scotland has produced guidance about some common scams to be on the lookout for: Government / Local Authority Scams:Emails saying: ‘As schools are closed if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.“Government” emails offering everyone a basic wage and that you should send your bank details to receive it.Texts saying that

Befriending at a distance

With communities in lockdown, lots of networks which offer friendship and social contact are having to move their activities online or onto the telephone. Befriending Networks, the support group for befriending organisations, has put together helpful free resources to make the transition successful. You can access them on their website (external link will open in a new browser window)

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