A busy month for Tweeddale Youth Action


Once again, the past month has been busy at our Peebles and Innerleithen Youth Clubs. A cohort of our Big Wheels climate change project participants recently went on a two night trip to London to attend a conference on population displacement as a result of climate change.

The Craft Punks textiles project continues to teach young people sewing and other techniques to help promote the reuse of clothes and textiles that no longer fit or are no longer wanted. Both sides of the Craft Punks project continue to work towards the fashion show at our final climate change event in March. Refashion at Craft Punks also managed to attend Junk Kouture’s alternative fashion show at Glasgow’s SEC for inspiration and we’ll share photos from our forthcoming fashion shoot next month.

Craft Punks final “Swish” unwanted clothes swapping evening will be on Thursday 30th of March at the Old Corn Exchange on School Brae from 6 until 8 pm. 

Food Punks cookery classes are still taking place on Wednesday evenings from 5 until 6.30 (P7/S1) and 6.30 until 8 (S2+) at our Peebles Youth Club on School Brae. Any young people interested in attending are welcome to just come along and, as with everything we offer, it’s completely free!

Bike Punks continue teaching free bike maintenance and repair classes on Wednesday evenings from our bike repair workshop in Innerleithen and we have recently welcomed our local scout group who have learnt some important bike maintenance and repair skills. The bike repair workshop is still on the lookout for unwanted bikes that we can repair and give away to those in need of a bike. If you have an unwanted bike or know someone that would benefit from a free Bike Punks bike, please get in touch.

We’d also like to offer huge congratulations to youth club member and Bike Punks volunteer Hamish Swan. Hamish received the young volunteer of the year award at a recent awards ceremony in Kelso. This award is thoroughly deserved as evidenced by his being nominated by both our Bike Punks project and by Tweed Love. Well done Hamish!

We remain a free to use youth project for all young people from Tweeddale and offer a wide array of activities as well as our twice weekly evening drop-ins in Peebles and Innerleithen. We also offer one to one support for young people in need of someone to talk to and we’re well placed to offer support and advice on a range of issues including sexual health, drug and alcohol use, bullying and much more. More information on who we are and what we do can be found on our website www.tweeddaleyouth.co.uk and anyone wishing to get in touch can call us on 01721 724779 or 01896 833559, drop us a line on info@tweeddaleyouth.co.uk or come in and speak to us at our youth clubs on School Brae and Chapel Street in Innerleithen.

Linda