Peebles Bridge Club meet every Thursday throughout the year and also on Mondays from September to April (inclusive).
We play at the ex Servicemen’s Club on School Brae.
Visitors are most welcome but should contact the secretary first. We also run lessons from time to time.
Contact Gordon Milne (secretary) 01721 721167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peebles Singers, Meet in Dovecot Court. New members made most welcome. Further information available from Isabel 01896 831924.
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’ll provide you with tea/coffee and 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 email@example.com 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, Leaven Deli and Windlestraw Lodge with organic fresh veggies.
Thank you to CCF for supporting this project.
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
Imagine wandering round a beautiful garden, glass of fizz in hand, with live music in the background on a Saturday evening in July – and all in aid of a worthwhile cause. Imagine no longer – this could become reality if you attend the private event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Portmore Gardens near Eddleston. Starting at 4pm on Saturday 28 July, you get the chance to see Portmore Gardens in all its beauty, while refreshing yourself with fizz and canapes – and having a flutter on the raffle. There’s plenty of cover if the weather turns inclement, and there will also be the opportunity to buy plants grown on site. A photographer will also be on hand to record the occasion for you.
Portmore House stands in a pretty wooded spot some 900 feet above sea level, and the gardens include a 1.5 acre walled garden with double borders, potager, a rose garden, herb garden, ornamental fruit cages, restored Victorian glasshouses, and a grotto. The greenhouses are filled with fruit trees, tender plants, geraniums, pelargoniums and fuschias which supply the house with plants throughout the year. The Italianate grotto features ferns and lilies. Behind this is a vegetable and fruit garden, cold frames and a propagating house.
To the east of the walled garden is the Water Garden with a little stream bubbling down to a pond and meandering paths through specimen trees, shrubs, meconopsis and much more. There is also a charming woodland walk with views to the Peeblesshire hills.
Tickets cost £15. Enquiries to Liz Leith on 07557238875 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth Gray 07767345279 (Elizabeth.Gray@wynvr.co.uk)
Please note there is very limited disabled access.
The lyrical rituals of folk music backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock ‘n’ roll swagger.
**Tweeddale Ramblers. Eckford Jubilee Path. A strenuous circular walk starting at Gibson Car Park, Melrose and following the Jubilee path through Crailing, Eckford and Nisbet, sharing parts of the Borders Abbey and St. Cuthbert’s Ways. 12.7 miles/20.5km, ascent 886 feet/270m.
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
Local craftswoman, Su Bennett, will talk about the wonderful art of Felting and how to make pictures and sculptures. She’ll bring some finished pieces with her as well as some in the process of being created to show how it’s done. All welcome. Entry by donation.