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2nd September

Skirling Village Hall



Skirling Poetry Circle

The Skirling Poetry Circle will be meeting next on Sunday 2nd September, for the for the reading, writing and general enjoyment of poetry.

Please come along and bring a favourite poem that you have written or read - all welcome!

Any questions, please contact Gavin Mitchell on 07964 667781 or Chris Burn on 07814 074453, or send an email to

Skirling Poetry Circle

6th September

Skirling Village Hall



Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club

Join your neighbours for this month's First Thursday Lunch Club on Thursday 6th September from 12.00pm.

Delicious soup, sandwich and traybake with coffee or tea all for just £2 per person (50p for under 12s).   



Skirling in the 1920s



Historic Skirling

The Clarkson family provided some fascinating documents about, and photos of, events in Skirling in the 1920s - these include the Skirling War Memorial Dedication in 1920 and the Skirling Reading Room & Recreation Club Report from 1927-28, which includes the agreement to build a new village hall and details about a fete held to support its funding. To read the documents, please click on the links below:

Skirling War Memorial Dedication | Skirling RR&R Club Report 1927-28

To see the photos, please visit the gallery.


Localities Bid Fund Round 2 Now Open

Last year Scottish Borders Council allocated a total of £500,000 to a pilot Localities Bid Fund across the Scottish Borders. The Fund is designed to support community projects and initiatives across the Borders that address local priorities and benefit your community.

£204,000 was awarded during Round 1 and we now move on to Round 2.  Again the Fund is split across the five Area Partnerships and will support community activities decided by a public vote.

For further details, application form and guidance notes, click on this link:
If you have any ideas for Skirling, please get in touch!


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