Yoga, mind and body class

Our next Yoga, mind and body class will be Thursday 27th February starting at 6:45 until 8:00pm. We have optional light refreshments to follow. The cost is £7.00 per class and students will pay £5.00. A yoga mat is useful and comfy clothing is a must. Contact Sandra on 880256 for any further information.

Forman Folk


Forman Folk will meet on Wednesday March 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Small Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along with his or her musical instrument of choice (including voice). If you have a song or a tune that you would like to share please bring it along. It’s a chance to share music from any genre. A cup of coffee or tea is on offer and the cost is a small donation towards the hire of the hall. Contact Donald on 880256 for any additional information. Find out about The Sleeping Warrior of Arran.

Forman Flix


Forman Flix will screen Fisherman's Friends on Friday 28th February with the doors opening at 7:00pm. The cost is by donation towards tea, coffee, juice and a traybake. Contact David on 880276 for any more details. The review from Rotten Tomatoes says "A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. They value friendship and community over fame and fortune".  It is rated PG-13 (for some strong language, and suggestive references) Its runtime is 112 minutes

Barrel Law 2-- Wind Farm Runs Out of Puff

Here is some great news from Stephen Lucking, who has been following and reporting on this issue from the start:

It was a surprise that the decision to refuse the appeal appeared on 23rd December but it made a great Christmas present.

The Andersons are very grateful for the support you have given us in fighting BL2 as am I.  I can't guarantee that there can be no BL3 but it does seem unlikely.

Thanks again and all the best for 2020.


Affordable Housing Survey - 2019

Following on from the 2006 and 2017 survey of valley residents, the C.D.T is now looking at the possibility of developing  Affordable Housing.
We would like feedback once again from the community in order that we may assess how high the need/desire is for affordable housing within the Borthwick Valley and would therefore ask as many of you as possible to complete a survey returning it using whichever method is the most convenient. We enclose a paper copy with this issue, but it is also available on the CDT website and on-line through
Although no sites have been identified as yet, we need to establish the community response before committing to a feasibility study and exploring how it may be funded.

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.
The new ‘200 Club’ was relaunched in April 2018 with bigger and better prizes! Each month there are prizes of £50.00, £20.00 and £10.00.
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 2019 to March 2020. There are still numbers available for 2019 to 2020. Please contact Clare on 372000 if you would like to take part.

Gardener's Forum Spring Event - Sat 2nd March

On Saturday 2nd March, the Gardener's Forum is holding it's annual Spring Event.

This year it is an 'Open' occasion, meaning that anyone currently not a member, but would like to try out an event and see what we are all about, will be made most welcome.

The theme is Scottish, previous themes have been Hungarian, Indian and Greek. Attendees are asked to bring a Scottish themed dish for a buffet supper, preferably ready to serve, we have the facility to hold hot food.

Dishes pledged at the time of writing include:

Leek & Potato Gratin

Balmoral Chicken

Beef Casserole & Dumplings

Vegetarian Haggis and Whisky sauce Lasagne

Neeps & Tatties