autumn leaves and apples - autumn events in Tweedsmuir

Autumn in Tweedsmuir

Saturday 16th SeptemberDoodling in the Crook Gardens 10 am – 12 noon.

Friday 29th SeptemberBulb planting workshop in the Village Hall at 7 pm. Ever wondered about bulb lasagne?…

Sunday 15th October – Celebrate the harvest and enjoy the results of “Film our Gardens” in the Crook Gardens

Friday 27th OctoberThe Geology of Tweedsmuir at the Wee Crook. Dick Wall on 450 million years of local history…

Friday 17th NovemberDark Skies at the Wee Crook. An autumn update from Sonny Sethi

Any questions? Please get in touch!

poster for doodling at the Crook

Doodling at the Crook

Saturday 16th September, 10am – 12 noon 

Garden-inspired doodling, working with local artist, Jules Bradbury. No artistic skill necessary!

We will spend a couple of hours doodling, out in the garden or inside, depending on the weather.

We’ll be providing a complementary post-doodle cuppa and cake

There is a charge for this event, to cover costs – £12 per person.

If you would like to join us, just get in touch!

mobile library at the Wee Crook

Library van stopping at the Wee Crook

On Tuesday 5th September the Wee Crook will be open from 10.30am till 12.00 noon

Bookworms of Tweedsmuir usually meet the library bus in Kirk Road, but we have an extra treat this time as it will be stopping at the Wee Crook instead.

A perfect opportunity to combine books and cake! The van usually arrives at about ten to 11 and stays for 40 minutes.

Hopefully, we will be able to continue this on a monthly basis with a team of volunteers.

Any questions, just email

Poster for Film our Gardens event in Tweedsmuir

Film our Gardens at the Crook

Next session – Tuesday 8th August, 6.30-8.30pm 

Harvest Celebration, date tbc

Film Our Gardens is an Audio-Visual Pollinator project, where film and sound will act as pollinators between community gardens along the River Tweed.

Between June and October 2023, Connecting Threads River Culture Animateurs and invited sound and visual artists will visit five community gardens along the river, collaborating with garden volunteers and visitors to creatively document the sights and sounds of each garden. The stars of the films will be the plants, trees and flowers, filmed by those who care and nurture them. We will be getting up close – taking a bee’s eye view of the botanical world.

We will also be working alongside Buglife’s Pollinators Along the Tweed project, to monitor pollinator activity in each garden as part of the filming sessions.

The resulting short films will be screened in each garden in the solar powered Moving Images Cinema Caravan at celebratory harvest events in October, audio-visually pollinating garden-to-garden to share inspiration.

Come along if you can – it sounds fascinating!

Any questions? Just get in touch!

 Community gardening at the crook

Community Gardening at the Crook

Sunday 23rd July, 10.30 am – 3.00 pm 
The rain’s been raining and the sun’s been shining (occasionally!) The Crook community garden has been growing in all directions…

If you can spare some time to pop in and help on Sunday that would be great. Any time between 10.30 and 3 o’clock – just stay for as long as you like.

There are all sorts of jobs to do apart from the perennial weeding – edging paths, putting up bird and bat boxes, putting up the polytunnel, mulching fruit trees, putting up fencing to protect flower beds…

There will be a free hot drink and cake at the Wee Crook for all volunteers.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Any questions? Just get in touch!

Friday, August 11th is the date for the annual general meeting of Tweedsmuir Community Company.

The AGM will be held at the Wee Crook from 7.00 pm, with light refreshments and a chance to chat after the business part is over.

We’re celebrating the successful summer season and saying thank you to aIl the people who helped make it happen, led by Hazel Mason.

Take a look around, hear about what’s been achieved in the past year and what Tweedsmuir can look forward to in the 12 months ahead.

One important piece of business at the AGM is adopting a new up-to-date Constitution for the company. It will become a SCIO, a specifically Scottish charitable structure which notably meets the approval of grantmaking trusts. And we need your help to achieve this. Please can you vote to approve the resolutions as soon as possible! This link will download the voting form for you to complete and return:…

Nominations for new directors are welcome: all that is required is for two members to nominate an individual who lives Tweedsmuir, with their consent.

The agenda is here

Minutes of the 2022 AGM are here (pdf files will open in a new browser tab or window)

Hazel at Wee Crook

Wee Crook cafe open for the summer!

From Friday 9th June, the Wee Crook will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now 10am till 4pm.

Serving hot breakfast rolls, home-made soup, scones, sandwiches and cakes, hot and cold drinks.

Hazel Mason is behind the opening, with the support of Tweedsmuir Community Company.

Any questions, just email

Kirsty Law River Tweed tour at the Wee Crook

Songs, Stories and Music at the Wee Crook

Monday 3rd July – We have a really lovely evening in prospect on Monday, joining folk singer and songwriter Kirsty Law on the first night of her tour down the River Tweed, Meander: Songs from Source to Sea.

We’ll be celebrating the start of her journey and sharing songs, stories and music from the local area.

Please come along and bring an instrument with you if you would like – this is an evening for sharing and participating! Kirsty is intrigued to hear Tweedsmuir’s song about Jeanie, the celebrated landlady of the Crook Inn, which we revived last year…

The event is free, and the bar will be open.

Come if you can, and help make the Upper Tweed valley a memorable stop on Kirsty’s journey to the sea.

Any questions? Just get in touch!

The Limetree Chef at the Wee Crook, June 17

The Limetree at the Wee Crook

Saturday 17th June – We’re delighted to welcome The Limetree Chef back to cook for us at the Wee Crook.

Three course set menu, £35 a head:

Sicilian aubergine caponata, toasted focaccia, Dumfriesshire mozzarella with pesto oil

Roast supreme of guineafowl, new potatoes, smoked bacon crumb, braised fennel, charred courgette with tarragon mustard cream sauce
Asparagus and ewe’s cheese galette, braised fennel, charred courgette, watercress and purée new potatoes

Lemon curd raspberry ripple iced parfait, almond shortbread and vanilla sauce

You need to choose your main course when you buy your ticket. Places are limited, and may be at sharing tables. To buy tickets, please email or send a text to 0776 313 9964 for the payment link. The bar will be open from 7.00, dinner served at 7.30.

Any questions? Just get in touch!

Rhubarbfest at the Wee Crook, Tweedsmuir, Saturday 3rd of June

Saturday 3rd June 2023 2.00 – 5.00 pm at the Wee Crook

Following on from last year’s hugely successful Rhubarbfest, Tweedsmuir is once again celebrating all things rhubarb!

On Saturday 3rd June, the Wee Crook, gardens and grounds will be given over to an afternoon of rhubarb-related competitions, refreshments, plant sales and live music from fabulous Biggar band, The Mighty Joes.

Entry is free, donations welcome.

Any questions, just email