The Roberton Show - Saturday 5th September 2015

The schedule for the Roberton Show is nearing completion and will be shortly going to the Printers, but for all the budding gardeners and craftsfolk who want to get stuck in to their entries for the Show, the new Roberton Show Website has a page that lists all the sections for the Industrial Section.

It's available by clicking on the link below :-

Langhope Rig wind farm acquired by GE Energy Financial Services

SSE has today announced plans to sell the 16-megawatt Langhope Rig wind farm situated near Hawick, to GE’s energy investing unit, GE Energy Financial Services. The deal will see ownership and operation of the 10 turbine wind farm, which is currently under construction, transferred to GE when the project completes in spring 2015. Until then SSE will continue to finalise the build until the project is handed over to GE. Our press release on the announcement can be accessed here:

Arts Project - Spring 2015 Workshops

Saturdays at the Forman Hall (TD9 7LX), near Hawick.

Tea and Coffee provided, bring your own lunch. All levels of experience welcome.


Frame Baskets by Anna Turnbull - Saturday 11th April - 10am to 4pm

Anna will show us how to make frame baskets. We will use willow, but she’ll also bring some rush, wool etc that we can add in when hands are getting tired. This gives an interesting mix as you can see in the photo. 

All materials and equipment provided


Creative Paperwork by Jakki Stewart - Saturday 9th May 2015 - 10am to 4pm

Wind Farm - Delivery of Blades

Langhope Rig Blade Deliveries – This Week’s Deliveries

The access roads at the site have started to thaw significantly following the icy spell we have had recently and therefore the next scheduled deliveries for the Langhope Rig wind farm will take place this week on Wednesday 18th February,  Thursday 19th February and Sunday 22nd February.


Gardener's Forum 2015 Programme

Once again the Gardener's Forum have an exciting programme of events for 2015.  We start with the popular February supper which has as its theme this year 'An Arabian Night'. This will take the form of a bring and share supper and recipes will be supplied for everyone to work from.  The aim is to have a wide variety of dishes for us all to try.

The following day we shall have our annual visit to Borders Organic Gardener's Potato Day at the Kelso Showground, followed by lunch in a local pub.

This year our Safari Supper will take place in June when we shall be able to visit three members' gardens to take a look around and enjoy supper.

Desmond Hobbs

Sadly, Desmond Hobbs died last week. His funeral will be held on Friday 6th February at 12.00 at St Cuthberts in Hawick, and afterwards there will be a gathering at the Elm House Hotel.

Langhope Rig Blade Delivery Schedule – February 2015

Following my last update to the mailing list on Friday 16th January, we can now confirm that the new blades for the Langhope Rig wind farm have arrived at Grangemouth and are scheduled for delivery to the site over a period of roughly 8 weeks starting next week. The scheduled dates for deliveries over the first two weeks are listed below however please bear in mind that these dates are subject to change depending on weather and road conditions on each day:
•              Saturday 7th February – 2 blades
•              Sunday 8th February – 2 blades
•              Wednesday 11th February – 2 blades
•              Saturday 14th February – 2 blades
•              Sunday 15th February – 2 blades