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20mph Trial


5th October 2020


Spaces for People - 20mph Trial

Scottish Borders Council is introducing a 20mph trial across all Borders towns and villages this autumn, as part of the Spaces for People programme which is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland.

The Spaces for People programme will aim to make it easier and safer for people to walk, cycle and wheel for every day journeys during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The 20mph limit in Eddleston, Blyth Bridge, Romanno Bridge, Skirling, Broughton, Cardrona and Innerleithen will begin on week commencing Monday 5th October when new signage will be installed.

All signage across all Borders towns and villages are due to be in place across the Borders by December 2020.

Once this is completed, we will be seeking feedback from communities in 2021 on which of the temporary measures are working and which are not. This will be complemented by academic evaluation of the programme by a leading Scottish university. 

More information on the Spaces for People programme including the 20mph trial is available at

Should you have any further queries, please contact:



Skirling Community Council Meetings


Skirling Community Council Meetings

Due to the pandemic, Skirling Community Council is not holding any in-person meetings, including the open meetings in the village hall. The council is, however, always available to help you with any queries, concerns or funding - please visit the Community Page to find out more.



Clydesdale Foodbank

via the Co-op, Biggar


Clydesdale Foodbank

A local Skirling resident has been in touch with the organisers and volunteers from Clydesdale Foodbank to see how Skirling households can contribute food to the foodbank more usefully via the Co-op in Biggar.

We now have a contact in Ben Waine, who collects from the Co-op every Wednesday at around 10:45.

If you would like to help out by allowing Ben to shop for needed items, you can contact him on 07772 378 597 and meet him at the Co-op on a Wednesday, where he will spend to your agreed limit on such things as fresh food for the foodbank. This would take no more than 10 minutes of your time and be very gratefully received.



The Orchard



The Orchard


If you would like to have your order delivered, please place your order with the store by noon on Monday for delivery on Wednesday. This can be done by email or by calling 01899 221449.

Product List

The shop has also produced a full list of its products, which you can download here.


Event Calendar (Skirling Village Hall)