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101/102 Bus Service - Result!

There is good news regarding the Dumfries to Edinburgh bus service, which had been threatened with cancellation. Click here to read Cllr Heather Anderson's update.


Scottish Borders Council Household Survey

Local residents are being encouraged to fill in Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) Household Survey for 2018, which can be accessed by clicking here.

The survey asks people about their lives in the Borders, how satisfied they are with the Council and the services it provides and their involvement in local decision making. The latter asks people about how they may get involved in the decision making process, including attending community council meetings.

Results of the survey, which will be available in the autumn, will help SBC to shape future services.



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


Localities Bid Fund Round 2 Now Open

Last year Scottish Borders Council allocated a total of £500,000 to a pilot Localities Bid Fund across the Scottish Borders. The Fund is designed to support community projects and initiatives across the Borders that address local priorities and benefit your community.

£204,000 was awarded during Round 1 and we now move on to Round 2.  Again the Fund is split across the five Area Partnerships and will support community activities decided by a public vote.

For further details, application form and guidance notes, click on this link:
If you have any ideas for Skirling, please get in touch!



Borders Community Fund

Next deadline: 1 August



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:

1st August | 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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