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. 


Cream teas and stalls


Forman Memorial Hall, Roberton offers a warm welcome to our Cream Teas and raffle on Sunday 29 July and Sunday 5 August from 2:00 to 4:00. The cost will be adults £3.50 and children £2.00. There will be local stalls on the 5 August. Contact Gill on 880274 or Sandra on 880256

Yoga - mind and body class

Our final summer term mind and body, yoga workout with Pauline will start at 6:45pm. The cost is £7.00 per session (students £5.00) but if you are interested in coming along then please use this one as a "come and try".  Yoga mind and body will return after the summer holidays.  Students will pay only £5.00 per session. A yoga mat is useful but loose, comfy clothing is essential. There is the option to stay for refreshments after the session. Contact Gill on 880274 if you are interested in coming along.

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.

Gardener's Forum Events 2018

Despite the fact that winter is upon us and at the moment for most of us, gardening consists of reading seed catalogues and planning for the spring, the GF Committee have been thinking of events for 2018.  Further details of each event will be circulated nearer the time, but in the meantime please put the following dates in your diaries:

The February Supper is still as popular as ever and it will take place this year on Saturday 24th February.  The theme will be Indian Fusion, we will, of course, supply the necessary recipes for the event.  Further details, including the competition, will be circulated soon.

Latest Setup Times for this year's Roberton Show

If you've got some spare time to help setup the Roberton Show, the latest times are as follows :-

Wednesday (No help required now)

Thursday 31st August 2017 - 6pm - Meet at Show Field to help setup Bar Tent and tables in Industrial Tent

Friday 1st September 2017 - 1pm - Meet at Show Field for table clothing and miscellaeous jobs.

Thank you