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Royal Mail Warning re Scam Mail

The Royal Mail has been in touch to raise awareness of scam mail in our local community and ask for help in putting a stop to it.

Typically scam mail is from professional fraudsters sending convincing letters designed to trick people out of their money and can include bogus competitions and fake draw prizes.

Should you be concerned that someone you know is in receipt of scam mail, please contact the Royal Mail. For details, please click here for the poster and contact details.

Scam Mail

From 10th September

Skirling Village Hall

4 Weeks


Skirling Village Hall - Roof Reslating

The reslating of the village hall roof begins on Monday 10th September and is expected to last for 4 weeks.

Newspapers will be delivered to the bus shelter on the village green and the bottle banks will be moved to the left but still be in use (NB. all of the bottle banks accept all colours now, no need to separate). The main door remains unlocked allowing access to the defibrillator in the lobby (via the builders' fence).

For more details, please click here.





Skirling Craft Fair 2018

Skirling Village Hall Committee members would like to thank everyone who supported the Craft Fair on Saturday, you helped us raise £443 towards the hall renovation funds.

Special thanks goes to Margaret Somerville for her generous prizes to the winners of the Sunflower competition - children’s section.

The Sunflower competition winners were:
Sarah Sinclair won the cup for the tallest sunflower.
Rosa Bell won the child's competition with Anna Jardine & Lachlan Thomson joint 2nd and Carrick Armour 3rd.
Debbie Wight-Love won the wooden spoon.

Craft Fair Poster



Prize-winning Skirling Honeybee Project Update

Our bees have produced quite a bit of honey this year and they have been rewarded with First Prize in the honey class at Biggar Horticultural Show.

Click here to find out more and for an update on our bees.



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

Next deadline:
28th November



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

The deadlines for application in 2018 are:

28th November

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


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