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4th September

MacFarlane Hall, Peebles

7pm to 9pm


Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Join the Tweeddale Red Squirrel Network for a talk by North East Conservation Officer Dr Gwen Maggs as she explains how Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is bringing reds back to Aberdeen City for the first time in over 20 years.
The talk will be followed by a discussion on how we can help red squirrels thrive in Peebles once more.

The event is free and no need to book. Click here for the poster.


5th September

Skirling Village Hall

12.00pm to 1.15pm


Skirling First Thursday Lunch Club

Join your neighbours for the First Thursday Lunch Club on Thursday 5th September from 12.00pm.

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


5th September

Peebles Community Fire Station

From 10.30am


Driver Awareness Sessions for over 65s

DriveWise Borders is giving drivers over 65 years of age an opportunity to update their driving skills, confidence on the road and refresh their knowledge on topics such as the Highway Code and modern driving issues. Click here for the poster.

To book your place call 01835 825206 or email





Scottish Land Commission Survey

The Scottish Land Commission is working with communities and with people who own and manage land to make sure that all people in Scotland have the opportunity to be involved in decisions about land that significantly affect them.

They want to hear from residents and community organisations in both urban and rural Scotland:

  • to learn more about how the way land or buildings are managed has an impact on your community
  • to know what opportunities you have to influence the decisions made when land use changes
  • to hear what type of support is needed to make engagement more effective

Click here to take the survey, which should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.



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)