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GWHA spring update

A full programme is being planned by the Committee so watch out for posters giving final dates and details. Non members are welcome to come to any event. The Plant Sale will be held on Sat. 19th May and the Flower Show on Sat. 1st. September. A talk will be given on Garden Centre plants […]

Galawater singers

The Gala Water Singers had a great time singing at the Christmas Concert and we hope those who attended enjoyed it as much as we did. Membership continues to grow and if anyone wants to try community choir singing then come along to a rehearsal at 7.30p.m. Tuesdays at Fountainhall School and try it out! […]

Stow community trust

In 2009 a group was formed to look into the community taking ownership of the Old Primary School building. Once a feasibility study had been completed a public meeting was held where members of the community were invited to join the group in 2011. Since then, The Stow Community Trust has become a registered company […]

Stow parish archive Spring update

The Stow Parish Archive has hit the ground running in 2012. In January, we had a behind-the-scenes tour of the Heritage Hub in Hawick. The archive staff had laid out various items pertaining to Stow, including a nice collection of postcards. We have collected some of the Hub’s advice sheets on how to research local […]

Stow youth club

All is going well with the Youth Club with a good turnout by the children every Thursday in the Town Hall – Katie the Youth Worker is running the Youth Club with the weekly assistance of Sheila Russell and some dedicated local teenagers as well as rota’d parents to assist. Although it has only been […]

On track – news from the waverly railway project

In an unexpected move last autumn, Transport Scotland announced that negotiations with the one remaining contractor bidding to design, build and maintain the railway to Tweedbank had been terminated, and that Network Rail had been asked to deliver the project instead. The official position is that the move will not affect either the cost or […]

Green tips

Solar PV Hotspot offer! Much news recently about the government losing a legal battle for halving feed-in-tariffs for solar PV installations. There is still time to benefit from the current tariffs before the new 3 March 2012 deadline. The Energy Saving Scotland South East has negotiated deals; their aim is to support folk who want […]

Community fund deadlines

The Parish of Stow Community Funds Advisory Panel has agreed new application forms and deadlines for 2012. There are now three different levels of grant funding available each with separate forms. Community groups can apply for Small Grants (£250-£3,000) and Main Grants (£3,000 to £10,000) using the application forms available on the Scottish Community Foundation’s […]

Sound out news

Sound Out is a not for profit organisation based in the Scottish Borders. We provide opportunities and support for young performers or performers just starting out. We stage events where we provide the venue, equipment, insurances and technical support. In some instances we also become the backing band for performers. All profits are used to […]

Stow’s Got Talent

Stow’s Got Talent took place on the 1st April 2011. It was organised by Stow Parent Council as a fund raising event for the school. Stow’s Got Talent was a show giving the children of Stow Primary the opportunity to show off their skills and talents in front of an audience. It was held in […]

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