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Last updated on 18 October 2021

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Community Council publishes further information about the Scawd Law wind farm proposal - click on these links 

1 Information about Scawd Law proposal      2 General information on wind farms     3  More sources of information about wind farms

Sparky and the Choirboys at HB club

Saturday 23rd October at 8pm.  The HB Club's first live band since the end of lockdown

FoodHUGS joins forces with Red Button Arts

FoodHUGS is now offering a fortnightly lunch club in the village hall from 12.30 to 2 pm on Wednesdays.  The next lunch will be on 20th October.  This will be followed by a craft session run by Red Button Arts who have received funding from the Build Back Better Borders fund.  As well as crafting, there will be a range of other activities available such as carpet bowls, cards.  You can come to either or both the lunch and the craft session.

For those who do not want to come to the lunch, FoodHUGS will continue to offer lunch either as a take away service or, for those who cannot get to the hall, a delivery contact denise_hanks@yahoo.co.uk for more information (01896 870200)

New benches installed along the multi use pathNew bench on the multi use path

Thanks to IWT Rotary and SBC new benches have been installed along the multi use path from Walkebuurn to Innerleithen.

Walk It Walkerburn

Walk It Walkerburn has a new leader, Alice Pringle.  She can be contacted on 07974 782016
Walks will go ahead at 10.00 a.m. each Wednesday starting at Alexandra Park beside the children’s playpark.

These will be gentle walks - all you need to bring is yourself with outdoor clothing to suit the weather and sensible footwear for walking.

If you wish to discuss this, book in, or have any questions, please get in touch.

Church Services

Innerleithen, Traquair and Walkerburn Church of Scotland has a service at 10.30am each Sunday in Innerleithen Church.  All are welcome to attend.  We have maintained 1m social distancing in the building and 2m distancing upstairs if you would like more space.    Services are also livestreamed every week on the church website at   http://itwcos.org/category/online-worship/  or you can call  01896 404505 to listen to the service at any time in the week. 

St Andrew’s Church Innerleithen is not fully open yet, with only two Sunday services happening each month.  This is currently under review and it is hoped that the church will be fully open again in due course.  The two services are as follows – 9.30am ‘Communion Service’ on 2nd Sunday in each month, and a 9.30am ‘Service of Word’ on 3rd Sunday in each month.  There is also a short ecumenical ‘Morning Prayer’ at 9.00am each Wednesday morning, which is followed by the Toddler Group at 10.00am.

See these great videos of Walkerburn and surrounding area

This 5 minute video made in November shows just how beautiful the area is!  Click on this notice.

And another one!  Winter scenes above the village click on this line to view.

Maintenance of Jubilee Park - the area next to the allotments

Jubilee Park April 2020

You may have seen people out cutting the grass on the area during this period of social distancing. 

The grass has now been cut about once a fortnight since April last year, some areas of wild flowers were left hoping that with time these plants will help to keep the grass under control.  The ongoing task is to keep it looking the way it is now.  In all it's probably about 4 - 5 hours work to cut all the grass.  If anyone wants to go out with a strimmer or mower and cut some grass, please feel free to do a bit.  What is five hours for one person is only 1 hour for five.  It's good exercise for the whole body.  Many hands make light work.

 Please respect the area which is for everyone's use and benefit.  It is not a rubbish tip.

Innerleithen and Walkerburn First Responders need volunteers

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 2015 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.