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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …