On Saturday 18th January, there’s the opportunity to contribute to a plastic waste sculpture being built by the local Tweeddale Youth Action group Craft Punks outside the Eastgate. During the week of 11th to 18th January, save all the unnecessary plastic wrapping in your shopping and bring it along between 10 and 11 on the 18th. Your plastic waste could be part of Peebles’ first community waste plastic sculpture!
Photos of the sculpture will be in the press and at our stall at the Eastgate wild film festival on the 25th-27th January.
Tweeddale Unwrapped: On Thursday 31st January in the Eastgate, a panel will discuss recycling and how we can improve it. Are you confused about what you can recycle? Dominic Hodgkiss from SBC is going to tell us, and Miriam Adcock from Zero Waste Scotland and Kathleen Vaughn from Changeworks will address what’s happening nationally. There will be lots of time for discussion so come along with your questions…… and examples of your confusing plastic wrappings!
Looking forward to seeing you at one or all of our events!
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The Community Garden
Our community garden is set in the heart of the community, the garden behind Victoria Park Centre in Peebles.
We run weekly volunteer sessions (Tuesday and Friday 10am – 12pm), with people of all ages, and work with service users from Victoria park centre.
We have activities for everyone, no green fingers needed and are always on the lookout for new volunteers to come and work with us, so please do get in touch if you fancy joining us. We encourage people to take home some garden produce when available. Activities range from mowing, strimming, planting out seedlings, sowing seeds, and watering, there really is something for everyone. Please email Nichole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have lots of wonderful fruit and veggies growing, and enjoy trying to grow some unusual things in this Scottish climate. We have aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes, pak choi and lots of salad in our polly tunnel, along with courgettes, beans, beetroot, potatoes, spinach, chard, kale, onions, sprouts, garlic, squashes, pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, radish, carrots, and leeks, in our outdoor beds. Our produce is used in our Cook Kids cooking sessions and are currently supplying the Tontine Hotel, The Food Foundation and Windlestraw Lodge with organic fresh veggies.
Thank you to CCF for supporting this project.
The Peeblesshire Twin and Multiple Club are now meeting up fortnightly at Cardrona Village Hall 1:30-3:30. The club offers support, advice and an opportunity to socialise with other twin/multiple families. All welcome. Join our FB page for more info or contact Elisa Mackie, Chair, 07875725274.
This multi-instrumentalist and singer has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Dougie MacLean, Christy Moore, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Kevin Burke, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Black and Julie Fowlis, to name but a few…He is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever melodoen and guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today.
Tim’s live solo shows are a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme.
“Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale” – Colin Irwin, fRoots
“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music” – Mike Harding
What is Hay Lodge parkrun?
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:30am.
Where is it?
The event takes place at Hay Lodge Park, Neidpath Road, Peebles, EH45 8JE. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Hay Lodge parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email email@example.com to help.
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Neidpath Inn, 27 Old Town, Peebles, EH45 8JF – please come and join us!
Peebles Saturday Market, Eastgate, High Street. Check Facebook page for further details.
Please contact us if you would like to find out about taking a stand. 07388 296417
An evening of short films followed by a chance to engage with intrepid bikepacking duo Ed and Marion Shoote.
WALKS FOR JANUARY 2019
Tweeddale Ramblers. “Over the tops” linear. A strenuous walk from Peebles to Innerleithen via Dunslair Heights, Leithen Doors and Lee Pen Summit. Return by service bus. 9.30am meeting in Kingsmeadows car park (note earlier start-time). 10.3miles/16.5 km, ascent 2,100 feet/640m
Tweeddale Ramblers. Soonhope VenlawCircular. A leisurely morning walk via Soonhope, Shield Green, Venlaw and return. 10.00am meeting in Kingsmeadows car park. 5.6 miles/9 km, ascent 656feet/200m.
Tweeddale Ramblers. Witchie Knowe Circular. A strenuous walk from Ettrickbridge School, following the Brockhill path to Bowhill and joining the Duchess’s Drive toward Fauldshope Hill where we take the riding route to Witchie Knowe. We then follow the road to Old Kirkhope and return via Kirkhope Tower. 10.00 am meeting at Kingsmeadows car park. 9.3 miles/15 km, ascent 1050 feet/320m.
Tweeddale Ramblers. Abbotsford and River Tweed Circular.A moderate walk starting at Abbey car park, Melrose and walking to Abbotsford and back utilising parts of the Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbey Way, paths and minor roads. 10.00 am meeting at Kingsmeadows car park. 6.2 miles/10 km, ascent minimal.
**Tweeddale Ramblers. All walks meet at Kingsmeadows car park unless otherwise stated. For further information please phone Eleanor, 01721 722532, Mobile 07736 369336, or visit http://www.ramblers.org.uk/tweeddale
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
The dates are now out for the new season of Serenata. The monthly concerts are on Sunday afternoons, at 2.30 in the Eastgate Studio. Each concert offers an opportunity for local musicians to perform solo or ensemble in a relaxed, friendly setting. One of the delights of Serenata is that the music is so varied and full of unexpected discoveries. Singers, pianists and instrumentalists have performed classical, folk, jazz, popular and world music – anything fits in. Performers from primary to pensioners of various standards show what fun it is to get together and play music.
Working for an exam? Serenata is an ideal setting to perform your pieces to a sympathetic audience before playing for the examiners.
Enjoy playing chamber music? Why not get together with friends to practice duets or quartets? Aiming for a Serenata concert will encourage that little bit extra polish!
Singing or playing on your own? We can put you in touch with a pianist to accompany your solos. It’s fun and productive!
There are two concerts this year:
Sunday November 11th. Any musical items welcome but there will be some songs of remembrance to mark the day.
Sunday December 9thwith a traditional seasonal flavour.
2019 Serenata concerts are on:
Sundays January 20th February 17th March 17th.
If you are interested in playing or singing contact Claire Garnett on 01721 740256 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Caroline Adam at The Eastgate 01721 725785
Help fill the concerts with the music you love!