Red Squirrel Network

The next meeting of the Teviot and Borthwick Red Squirrel Network will be at 2.00 in the Forman Hall on Wednesday 6th March. This meeting will review progress arising from the Network's Surveying and Grey Squirrel Control training course held recently at Chisholme. It will also look at distribution of the Network's recently produced leaflet, discuss and agree how the network might spend the budget allocated to it from the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel Initiative, discuss possible guest speakers for future meetings and agree a programme of future meeting dates.

Forman Folk


Our next Forman Folk will be on Wednesday March 6th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. This is an opportunity to share tunes and songs. If you are interested and would like to know more then contact Donald on 880256.

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



SWI meeting

"Travel makes a wise man better'  Carol Peat will give an illustrated talk on South Africa.  The competition is aknitted hat for a baby and the hostess is Margaret Anderson

Farewell to our Hallkeeper

Farewell to our Hallkeeper
We will shortly be losing our Hallkeeper and I am sure you would agree that Stuart has been excellent in that role. The Hall is always immaculately presented and organised. He has made it more accessible by adding an electronic booking system and developing our Facebook page and the Borthwickwater website. The Hall is more firmly at the centre of our community and I am certain that many of you wish to say thank you. If you would like to donate towards a leaving gift, please forward it to Sandra Knox (880256) or indeed, to any Hall committee members. We hope to arrange an occasion for Stuart in the near future.
Sandra Knox, acting Secretary Forman Memorial Hall

Rugby afternoon

Our ever-popular 6 Nations screening takes place on Saturday 9th March when we’ll watch the Scotland v Wales game. Our supper, cost £5.00 will be a choice of pie, mashed tatties,beans/peas and tea or coffee will be on offer. Contact Sandra on 880256 to book, (essential!).

Forman Flix

The next Forman Flix night will be on Friday February 22nd. The film will be “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The doors will open at 7:00 for the film starting at 7:30pm. Please contact David on 880276 for any additional information. Everyone is welcome, light refreshments are on offer and a donation of £3.00 is appreciated.

Yoga, mind and body class


The Mind and Body Workout classes will take place on Thursdays starting at 6:45 on February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 22nd and March 29th. This is a drop-in class, starting at 6:45 and anyone will be made welcome to a come and try session. The cost is £7.00 per session (a concession is available for students). Stay for a chat and light refreshments following the class at 8:00ish. Comfy clothing is a must and a yoga mat would be useful. Contact Sandra on 880256 for any additional information.

Location of Third Fibre Cabinet ?

There may be a third fibre cabinet being installed next to the Telephone Exchange (Borthwickbrae) over the next few months. Thanks to Irene and Simon who live near the Exchange for pointing out that there have been markings (now gone) on the ground. If you're within 1km (as the road travels) of the exchange, then you're highly likely to be able to get Superfast Broadband (if a fibre cabinet does indeed get built there).