Who’s coming to the Wood Market

This year sees a fantastic range of items made from wood, from tools to toys.  We have some of our regulars back, who have been coming to us for years, such as Mystic Mounts, One Good Turn and Thistle Woodcraft.  Our fantastic local furniture makers, Colin Semple, Rob Elliot and Anna Nichols.  …

Planting the seed of future championships

An unused conker from the first ever Scottish Conker Championships has been planted in the garden of the Park Hotel in Peebles. Ten years ago the first Scottish Conker Championships were held as part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival. The ‘art of conquering’ on Tweed Green in Peebles has run ever …

New for 2016

Go Green on the Green Tweeddale Youth Action enjoyed themselves so much last year, that they are coming back again.  But this year they will not only be providing food, but also entertainment with speakers, comedians and music joining us on the Tweed Green on Sunday 23rd October, 12 noon …

Forest School Workshop at Traquair

Thursday, October 13, 2016 Come and play in the woods with fully qualified and insured forest school leader and outdoor educator. Make dens, play team building and environmental games, cook by an open fire, enjoy creative art activities and just being in the beautiful surroundings of the woodlands of Traquair. …

Talla & Gameshope Tree Planting Weekend

One of our partners, Borders Forest Trust are holding their second tree planting session at their newest site.  Join them for a day or the whole weekend, for a chance to take part in the native tree planting at Talla & Gameshope on the 22nd and 23rd October. Email nhesford@bordersforesttrust.org for …

Wee Toon Carver

Make sure you come along to the Wood Market today

Don’t forget about the Wood Market, today is your last chance to come along and start your Christmas shopping or maybe treat yourself to something you have always wanted.  Also Carvefest! is well underway and there is some spectacular items coming out of logs, these are being auctioned off at …

Bonkers for conkers

      Almost certainly the most prestigious competition being held in Scotland this weekend, the ninth Scottish Conker Championships offers guaranteed fun and chuckles. And best of all, it’s open to everyone! They come from far and wide – some old, some young, some grizzled veterans, others wet-behind-the-ears newbies. …

Wood Market takes centre stage

This year’s Wood Market (24–25 Oct) looks set to be the busiest yet with regular festival favourites joined by a host of new exhibitors from around Scotland Maybe it’s the smell and feel, the sense of timelessness, or the sheer craftsmanship involved, but there’s something rather magical about products fashioned …

Carvefest! comes to the Tweed Valley

  As we count down to the beginning of this year’s festival on Friday, we’re posting daily blogs on the many events that can be enjoyed – starting with the brand new Carvefest! Chances are it’s going to get pretty noisy in Peebles this weekend as a dozen of the …

Winning Pete and his competitors come to Peebles

Pete Bowsher and Jonny Stableford will appear both days of this years Wood Market and will be joined by some of their fellow competitors, who took part in this weekends Carve Carr-bridge event.  This is to mark the 10th anniversary of the Wood Market, where the chainsaw carvers will be …