SFMA Exhibition

This years Scottish Furniture Makers Annual Exhibition will take place from the 4th to 12th November at Custom Lane in Leith. A new venue for us, Custom Lane is a collaborative centre for design and making on the waterfront in Leith. Makers exhibiting include: Janie Morris, Anna Nichols, Angus Richardson, …

Woodland cabin near Galashiels destroyed by fire

Vandals have burned down a log cabin in a community woodland in the Scottish Borders. The incident happened between 13:00 on Monday and 09:00 on Tuesday at Wooplaw near Galashiels. One cabin was completely destroyed and a second containing a toilet was damaged in the incident. PC Jack Houston said …

Carvefest! update

Carvefest! is back and will be making lots of noise over the two days, see our Carvefest! page for more details. You will have the opportunity to buy directly from the carvers over the weekend. Or if you have something specific in mind that you would like, why not have …

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 …

2015…Phew what a year!

We would like to say a huge thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors, Forestry Commission Scotland, The Woodland Trust, Borders Forest Trust, along with our friends, stallholders, exhibitors, volunteers and of course our visitors, without who, this fabulous event could not go ahead and would not be the …

Autumn colours at Dawyck

  And don’t forget that on Sunday 1 Nov garden rangers at the lovely Dawyck Botanic Garden will host a guided walk that will show off the wonderful autumn colours at what is one of the world’s finest arboreta. The walk begins at 2.15pm and lasts around an hour. Part …

Ghoulish goings-on

  This year’s Tweed Valley Forest Festival comes to a spooky conclusion as three of the Borders’ most historic houses celebrate Halloween in style. Traquair House’s year-long commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Uprising continues when this year’s Halloween ghost tours include some Jacobite ghosts who return …

Celebrating the cleft and the carved

  Set amidst woodland high above the town of Innerleithen, St Ronan’s Wells Visitor Centre provides a beautifully tranquil setting for a rather special exhibition. In Cleft and Carved, Borders furniture maker and wood artist Adrian McCurdy presents not only his explorations in cleft oak furniture, but also his first …

Food glorious food

  While the humble horse chestnut will hog the limelight during the Scottish Conker Championships, there will be plenty of other local autumn produce available for visitors to enjoy at this year’s festival Should competitors (or spectators) feel peckish or thirsty during Saturday’s ninth Scottish Conker Championships, they will be …