Tweedsmuir Community Council was established in January 2015 and is gradually developing its role in the local community.

We will consult with local residents on a range of issues, represent our community to Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government, and act as a local forum for local events, initiatives and interests.

For more about the role of Community Councils, see the Community Councils Scotland website.

If you would like to contact the Community Council please email

Your Community Councillors are:

Lesley Mason (vice chair)
Lesley Mason

Lesley moved to Tweedsmuir in 2001, and loves the area and the strong sense of Community Tweedsmuir has. I live here with my husband Andrew, and my 3 children. I have a small flock of black Hebridean sheep that you will see at the T junction. I am currently the community development officer for Tweedsmuir, but also work part time for the charity, “The Royal Highland Education Trust” where she facilitates school visits to working farms to allow pupils to learn where their food comes from.


Debbie Cullen (secretary)

After working for 25 years in the NHS and a few years living in Germany, Debbie moved to Tweedsmuir in 2017. As the Community Council secretary Debbie is  enjoying meeting new people, visiting new places and getting involved in the Community.


Mark Cullen (treasurer)

Mark moved to Tweedsmuir in 2017 after  retiring from 40 years working in the energy business, both in the UK and Europe.  He has enjoyed getting involved in community activities and feels fortunate to live in such a beautiful location

Carolynn Hoy
Carolynn Hoy
Carolynn has a background in motorsport, beginning like most drivers in karts, working her way through single seaters, saloons, even trucks and vintage. When she stopped racing she was the Senior Race Instructor at Silverstone for ten years and alongside that ran on-track events for Jaguar, Volvo and Alfa Romeo.
She then ran a junior karting championship for Bernie Ecclestone as a pathway for youngsters into Formula 1.  Four of her Champions are currently in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was her first Champion, then George Russell, Lando Norris and ALex Albon. Until recently she was employed by BMW to demonstrate their M series and Subaru their Evo cars on-track.
She’s now full time at Stanhope and Patervan where there are always jobs to be done!

Frances Leckie

Frances LeckieFrances created and runs the Independent Living website, Britain’s longest-established site providing free information and advice about mobility and independence for people living with disabilities and carers. 
Since moving to Tweedsmuir, she has become very involved in community activities, and is also a trustee of Tweedsmuir Community Company.


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