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7th September

Skirling Village Hall

10am to 2pm


Skirling Craft Fair

Our annual craft fair returns on Saturday 7th September in the village hall. As well as stalls offering everything from cards to ceramics, there will be a Tombola and teas, coffees, soups and cakes.

Perhaps most importantly of all, there will be awards for the village sunflower growing competition!

Click here for the poster.


11th September

Skirling Village Hall

From 7.15pm


Skirling Village Rural SWI - Come and Make

Skirling Rural invites you to the first of their interesting and friendly meetings in the 2019-20 season on Wednesday 11th September at Skirling Village Hall 7.15pm.

The them is 'Come and Make' with Mandy Durkin of Red Button Arts with a competition of humorous flower arrangement / favourite brooch / flower of the month. You are very welcome to come along!

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20th September

Skirling Village Hall

From 7pm


Skirling Village Rural SWI - Antiques Roadshow

Come and get your antique valued by antiques expert Danny McQuillan on Friday 20th September in the village hall. Doors open at 7pm to register your item for valuation, with valuations starting from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5, which includes refreshments (wine or soft drink).

In aid of SmileTrain. Click here for the poster.

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26th September

Peebles Burgh Hall

From 6pm


Love Your Older Home - Free Changeworks Event

A free event in Peebles for expert and impartial advice on how to keep warm in your home, reduce energy waste and cut your bills at the same time. Click here for the poster.


3rd October

Skirling Village Hall

12.00pm to 1.15pm


Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club

Join your neighbours for the First Thursday Lunch Club on Thursday 3rd October 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.


6th October

Private Residence



Skirling Poetry Circle

The Skirling Poetry Circle will be meeting next on Sunday 6th October, 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!

If you would like to come along, please contact Gavin Mitchell on 07964 667781 or Chris Burn on 07814 074453, or send an email to

Skirling Poetry Circle

Power Outages

SP Energy Networks will be switching off electricity in the Skirling area for essential work on the following dates:

11th September (9am to 5pm) & 19th September (5pm to 6pm)

Any queries before the interruption, please call 01506 657775 or, on the day of the interruption, 0800 0929290.


Road Closures

3rd September x 2 weeks: B712 will be closed at Merlindale Bridge - click here for 91 bus arrangements

18 September x 3 days: West Linton to A701 (08:00-15:30 daily)

23 September x 3 days: Leadburn to La Mancha (08:00-15:30 daily)



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:

27th October 2019


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 final deadline for application in 2019 is:

27th October

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)