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Scottish Borders Council has launched 'AskSARA', an occupational therapy based website:

The site will take you through a series of yes/no questions about your health and any difficulties you have around the home, then offers up a list of innovative solutions aimed at keeping people independent in their own homes for as long as possible.  It is a simple system and is the first in Scotland - see poster for more details.



Village Hall Refurbishment


Skirling Village Hall Refurbishment (Main Hall)

Refurbishment of the main hall is due to start on Monday 13th January with the intention of being finished in four weeks. The rest of the hall will be able to be used and is bookable by contacting Katy Miller.

The contractors, McCann's, will access the work through the fire doors, thus the moving of the bottle banks further back.


6th February

Skirling Village Hall

12.00pm to 1.15pm


Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club

Join your neighbours for the First 2020 Thursday Lunch Club on Thursday 6th February from 12.00pm.

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

If you need home delivery because you are unable to get to the hall, then please telephone ahead on 860 274 to place your order.


Burns Supper

Skirling Village Hall

22nd February


Skirling Village Burns Supper - Save the Date

A date for your diary - 7pm on Saturday 22nd February to celebrate Burns Night at Skirling Village Hall (refurbishment permitting).

More details nearer the time.



Poppy Collection


Poppy Collection 2019

Monies raised in Skirling for the Poppy Appeal of the Royal British Legion came to a fabulous £348.21 this year.

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed and to Ian Storie for his annual hard work collecting the funds.



Youth Bursary Scheme


Clyde Wind Farm - Borders Youth Bursary Scheme

Skirling Community Council has been provided with a second year of funding for the Borders Youth Bursary Scheme. 

The money is to allow children in Skirling, 18 and under, to participate in sporting and artistic activities that they would otherwise not have access to, due to our rural location and/or lack of funding.

For more details, please click here.

To apply, please download the following:

Guidelines | Application Form



Borders Community Fund


Clyde Wind Farm - Borders Community Fund (£25,000)

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for community groups in Skirling to support projects which:

  • enhance quality of life for local residents
  • contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • promote community spirit and encourage community activity

If you have an idea for our community and would like the support of a local group, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Community Council or the Skirling Village Hall Committee.

Application Form | Guidelines | Website

Event Calendar (Skirling Village Hall)