Tree planting weekend

Help us plant native trees at the Trust’s newest site for ecological restoration. Meet at the upper Talla bridge on Saturday 29th (or Sunday 30th April) at 9.30am. Grid Ref NT142201, on the unclassified road between Cappercleuch (A708) and Tweedsmuir (A701), just down from the Megget Stane. Volunteers are welcome …

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 …

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 Steve Abrams, the McKeen brothers and Ron Campbell.  Our fantastic local furniture makers, Colin Semple, Rob Elliot, Anna …

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 …

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 …

Congratulations to our Conker Champions!

Huge congratulations to our winners of this years Conker Championships.  The Junior Champion was Jack Craigen, from East Lothian; Youth Champion was Stuart Head, from Oban; Adult Champion was Steve Whitehorn, from Preston near Duns and our very own Iain Laidlaw after 9 years of trying finally succeeded and became this years Rogue Champion. Congratulations …

Seven up

  James Ogilvie, a charity climber, forester and regular festival volunteer, hopes to reach his latest fundraising target at this weekend’s Wood Market having recently succeeded in his attempt to climb the highest summits on each of the seven continents. We plan to help him get over the line! Climbing …

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 …

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 …