Artist's impression of the Tweedsmuir mural

Be part of the big Tweedsmuir mural project on Sunday 19th June at the Village Hall.

It doesn't matter whether you have been to any of the previous workshops - there is a lot of painting to do and everybody is welcome to get involved!

This is an artist's impression - if you fancy lending a hand with the creation of the real thing, we're making a start this Sunday in the Village Hall between 9.30 - 4.30. Feel free to drop in as and when...

The mural will be made up of words related to all the things that you can do, see or experience in Tweedsmuir, as suggested by the community. Blue references the Tweed and other bodies of water; green, places; whilst orange is community and culture.

Saturday, July 9th 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.

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.

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

You can see the agenda here (pdf file will open in a new browser tab or window)

The final step in planning our community mural! Saturday 11th June. Large Scale Landscapes at 2 pm at the Village Hall.

Large Scale Landscapes
This is a workshop which will result in the production of the final design for the artwork surrounding the Crook Inn. It will begin with a recap of what ideas we have generated so far. 

The focus of the day to develop a large collaborative artwork at Tweedsmuir hall incorporating the elements discussed during the previous engagement events. By the end of the day the aim is to transform the collaborative artwork into a scale drawing which can be feasibly transferred to the hoarding surrounding the inn. 

This event will last three hours, or until the plan is largely complete...

The more the merrier! Please bring, sketches, ideas, and a willingness to compromise!

Banner for rhubarb festival

Sunday 5th June is the date for Tweedsmuir’s first rhubarb festival! From 2 till 5 at The Crook, there will be cream teas, treasure hunt, live music from the fabulous Robert Fish band and the opening of the Platinum Jubilee orchard.

Free-to-enter competitions for the largest stalk of rhubarb; the tastiest rhubarb; rhubarb gin or cordial; rhubarb jam; and flower arrangement entitled “Rhubarb”.

Entrance to the event by donation.

 small scale landscapes walk

The first event to start planning our community mural! Wednesday 25th May Small Scale Landscapes Walk. Meet 6 pm at the Village Hall.

This outdoors workshop is led by Charles Fletcher, a local artist who is on board to help us design a mural for the panelling in front of the Crook Inn. The workshop is based around a walk. Its aim is to encourage volunteers, who wish to be involved in the project, to produce as many videos, sketches, photographs, or pieces of writing, as possible during the course of the walk. We will explore different ways of interpreting the landscape. These artworks will form the starting point for our development of the community artwork at the Crook.
The event will last roughly two hours. We should be back at the hall around 8 pm. Hopefully we will be blessed with some marvellous evening light! There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards.
Materials – All participants should bring a notebook or sketchbook. Participants are encouraged to bring any materials that they are particularly interested in using, for instance, something specialist such as camera. Drawing and painting materials will be provided. Please also come prepared for two hours outdoors. A rucksack could come in handy.

Friday, April 22 is the date of the next Tweedsmuir Talk. Author Robin Crichton will be exploring the truth behind the legend of Merlin. Where do the historical figure and the mythical personage come together?

The talk will be taking place at the Village Hall at 7.30. Entry is free. You can also attend over Zoom, if you prefer.

The Zoom meeting ID is: 835 5362 2627 or you can use this link (link to Zoom will open in a new browser tab or window)

Friday, March 18 is the date of the next Tweedsmuir Talk. Tweed Forum will be updating us on the latest developments in Destination Tweed, the ambitious tourism project taking in the entire river from source to sea. This includes the next phase of works planned for the Crook Inn site. Tweedsmuir is an important part of their plans, with our position at the head of the river.

The talk will be taking place at 7.30 over Zoom.

The Zoom meeting ID is: 835 5362 2627 or you can use this link (link to Zoom will open in a new browser tab or window)

The recording of this talk will be available shortly.

The first Tweedsmuir Talk of 2022 is taking place on Friday 18th February, at 7.30 pm. Due to Storm Eunice, it will be Zoom only.

Vicky Davidson from Ettrick and Yarrow Community Development Company will be talking about the ambitious steading development project at Ettrick Bridge. An informal evening with the opportunity to ask questions and see the community activities that are taking place on the other side of the hill from Tweedsmuir.

The Zoom meeting ID is: 835 5362 2627 or you can use this link (link to Zoom will open in a new browser tab or window)

bird box building workshop

The Tweedsmuir Garden Group is holding a FREE bird and bat box building workshop. Sunday 13th February, 10am to 2 pm at Tweedsmuir Village Hall. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop is being funded by a grant from the Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund, which is helping the Tweedsmuir Community Company to support volunteers to restore the derelict Crook Gardens and meadows. All the boxes created during the workshop will be installed in the gardens, as part of the plan to make the space as biodiverse and eco-friendly as possible.

Tweedsmuir Ecomuseum launch

Tweedsmuir is delighted to be at the forefront of the Ecomuseum movement, with our own digital repository of local heritage, created and maintained in the community.

The Ecomuseum was launched at an interactive event in the Village Hall just before Christmas. It is the most democratic of museums – anybody who has a resource to share and record for posterity can simply upload it themselves.

If you are interested in researching people, places, history or events, it is easy to search the Ecomuseum and see what records it holds.

Visit the Tweedsmuir Ecomuseum (link will open in a new browser tab or window)