Carvefest! update

We plan to bring the competition element of Carvefest! back to the Festival next year with chainsaw carvers working their magic on Tweed Green next year with a new sponsor and prizes. This year will see our favourite regular carvers Pete Bowsher and Jonny Stableford back – Jonny on the …

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 …

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 …

Wood Market update

Click on the link below for a press release sent out this week, giving our followers an update on all woody related items that will be happening over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October…only 5 weeks to go! Wood Market update Keep on an eye on the website and …