Yoga - mind and body class

Our yoga class will start it's new block on Thursday 18 October at 6:45.  This is a come and try session and anyone can come along.  You will need to wear comfy clothing and a yoga mat will be useful. The class lasts until 8:00 and there is the option to stay for light refreshments following the class.  The cost remains at £7.00 per session and £5.00 for students.  Please contact Sandra on 880256 for any further information.

Painting garage doors

We recently received funding and have created three garages with wooden garage doors. The plan is to paint them on Sunday 14 October at 11:00am, weather permitting. Volunteers are asked to bring a paintbrush. The Show will have the use of one of the bays for storage with the remaining storage for Hall use.

Valley Litter Pick

Message from Daniele

Valley Litter Pick - to all valley residents and friends
Don't forget that this coming Sunday 14th October at 10am, there will be a valley letter pick organised by the Borthwick Water CDT. Equipment will be provided. Meet at the Forman Hall. We expect to be finished by 12 midday, when soup and a roll will be available for free at the Hall.

Thanks and best wishes

Forman Flix - Sunshine on Leith

Our first autumn Forman Flix will take place on Friday 19 October. The doors will open at 7:00pm with the screening to start at 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. The chosen film is "Sunshine on Leith". This film is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.
Rating: PG (for some suggestive and thematic material, language and brief violence)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Runtime: 100 minutes

Family Halloween Party

Our Halloween family party will take place on Saturday November 3rd starting at 6:00pm - prompt - and finish at 7:30pm.  Everyone is welcome to take part in our planned hullaballoo.  There will be two competitions - the first is for Halloween fancy dress and the second is for a carved pumpkin or turnip.  There are three prizes for each competition and the categories are adult, primary school child and pre-school child. We are busy organising traditional games for all.  If you plan to come along then please bring a sharing plate for the supper.  We will provide tea, coffee, juice and water.  We would also appreciate a small donation towards the cost of the hall.

B711 - Road Closure

Road Closure Map

The B711 will be closed between Borthwick Brae and Roberton for 5 days from 3 - 7 September inclusive.  The road will be closed between 8.30 and p.m. and means that there will be no through route to Hawick along this road at those times.  Please see attached map for closure location.

Broadband Changes - STOP PRESS!

Thanks to Donald Knox for spotting it, but BT have lifted the artificial limits at the exchange and you may be now receiving much faster than 0.5Mbps broadband speeds. Donald has reported 9Mbps (download speed) at Deanburnhaugh, which is enough to get unbuffered video (eg iPlayer). The farther from the exchange (Borthwickbrae) you are, the lower the speed you're likely to get, unfortunately.


Bear in mind that this is before any fibre cabinets have been built, so further improvements in speed could be expected in due course. 


Roberton Kirk

A warm welcome awaits all who join us for worship at Roberton Kirk, which is part of Teviot & Roberton Parish Church. Under the leadership of the Rev Alistair Cook, the congregation has a desire to welcome all and spread the good news of Jesus in the valley.

We are holding an increased number of services in Roberton with the following planned for the rest of 2018:

200 Club

The ‘200 Club’ began in the 1980’s as a fund-raising scheme for the Forman Memorial Hall.  In that time, it has contributed around £400 every year towards the upkeep of the Hall.

This year we are doing things differently.

The new ‘200 Club’ will be relaunched in April this year with bigger and better prizes!

Members will each pay £10 per year to become a member of the club. (That’s less than £1 per month).  Each member is then assigned a number (from 1 through to 200) and will be given a ticket valid from April 2018 to March 2019.  

Gardener's Forum Indian Fusion Evening

As you will have seen from the 2018 programme the theme for this year’s supper is Indian Fusion and this will take the form of a ‘bring and share’ supper at the Forman Hall on Saturday 24th February at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  

As the term Indian Fusion may cause some confusion we have, as usual, drawn up a list of dishes for the evening which is shown below.  All the recipes can be found below.