Clubs & Societies

Boys Brigade

Stow Boys’ Brigate meets on Mondays at 6-7 pm, from October to March. The location is Stow Town Hall. Our activities include games, crafts, drill, and Bible study. For more information, contact David Murray on 01578 730546.

Chernobyl Children Lifeline

Chernobyl Children Lifeline

The charity Chernobyl Children Lifeline was set up to help the children affected by the 1986 nuclear explosion in Chernobyl. Although Chernobyl is in the Ukraine, most of the nuclear fallout was taken by the prevailing south east wind to its neighbouring country Belarus; and it is these children who are helped by the charity. ...read more

Community Cinema

Community Cinema

  A Community Cinema for the Gala Valley at Fountainhall Village Hall Regular film screenings Refreshments and socialising Tickets from Stow Post Office, at the door or email plenploth.00@btinternet.com Adults: £3, under 16s £2, under 5s free.

Fountainhall Baby and Toddler Group

Fountainhall Baby and Toddlers.  Every Friday 9.30am till 11.30am. Cost is £2 per family. Held in Fountainhall village hall.  Parents without kids welcome

Fountainhall SWRI

Fountainhall SWRI

The Fountainhall Women’s Rural Institute hosts monthly meetings with talks and demonstrations on diverse topics. New members and guests are always welcome.  Meetings are held in Fountainhall Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month (except July and August) The SWRI (Scottish Women’s Rural Institute) encourages home skills considers family welfare and ...read more

Galawater Camera Club

The Gala Water Camera Club was begun as a social and discussion group in Heriot Village for local people who were interested in the use of Cameras and Photography. This has now expanded to cover video, the digital issues around software, printing and other related matters as well. In 2013 this group was formalised into ...read more

Galawater Horticultural Society

Galawater Horticultural Society

The Gala Water Horticultural Society had been an active society that existed in the village for many years. In 1981 however it had run its course and for the next 13 years it lay, not so much dead as dormant. In 1994 however a number of interested parties called a meeting to see if there ...read more

Galawater Outdoor Activities Club

Galawater Outdoor Activities Club

The aim of GWOAC is to promote outdoor activities. The club is open to all and all are welcome. The club was first set up in Stow over thirty years ago and initially became a focus for canoeing in Stow and the Borders. It then went on to promote orienteering and now is mainly involved ...read more

Galawater Singers

If you’d like be part of Gala Water Singers, remember there are no auditions and you don’t have to read music. We meet in Fountainhall School on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.00pm though it’s probably best to give John or Paul a ring to make sure we’re not having the occasional change of venue. We’re happy for ...read more

Low Carbon Galawater

What is Low Carbon Galawater? Community group, founded 2010 Objective: engage in projects and other activities which aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the Parish of Stow What is the ‘low carbon challenge’? A dual and global challenge: Climate change Resource scarcity (water, food, fossil fuels, raw materials) How will this affect you? Climate ...read more

Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club

Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club

Roxburgh Reivers Orienteering Club has a long connection with Stow. The village has produced many good orienteers and event organisers – not least the family of the present Chair of the Club. Orienteering is a good activity for all the family with a structured class system providing courses for all abilities – gentle introductory courses ...read more

Sound Out

Sound Out

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 ...read more

Stow & District Pensioners Society

The Stow and District Pensioners’ Society is open to all persons over the age of 60. The annual membership fee is only £2 per year. The Society has existed since 1947 and is a Registered Scottish Charity which is run by a committee of volunteers. We are always happy to receive offers of help and ...read more

Stow Amateur Football Club

Stow Amateur Football Club

Stow A.F.C. play in the Border Amateur league. The club was reformed in 1987. We train on Tuesday & Thursday nights. For more information please email Tucker McCall, or call him on 07795 964 513.

Stow Baby and Toddler Group

Parents and other carers of pre-school children get together twice a week for fun, play, snacks and a blether at the Stow Town Hall. Meeting times: Tuesdays: Music group 9.30-10.30 Thursdays: Playgroup 9.30-11.30 Membership fee is £5 per year per family. Session fees are £1 per music group session and £2 per playgroup session. We ...read more

Stow Bowling Club

As a small village bowling club our membership consists of Male and Female bowling and social members, of all ages. We take part in all the Border and Scottish Bowling Association competitions and we also play open club competitions throughout the bowling calendar. During the closed season for the green carpet bowls can be played ...read more

Stow Highland Dance School

Stow Highland Dance School

Stow Highland Dance School takes place every Wednesday during term time January – November.  Times are 3.45pm till 4.45pm for Juniors and till 5.15pm for Seniors.  Age 4 year old and over. More details from Amanda Runciman on 01578 730268, amanda@allanshaws.co.uk or 07767 616229. Class will commence in 2015 on Wednesday 7th January 2015.

Stow Masonic Lodge

The present day Stow Lodge of Freemasons has been in existence since 1806. It has continued to meet within the Village of Stow in the Scottish Borders for over 200 years. The Charter Date of 1806 refers to the Charter Granted to the Lodge at Stow by the Grand Lodge of Scotland, however, masonic activity ...read more

Stow Parish Archive

Pictured: Thomas Hope, second from left, outside his draper’s shop in Stow with his employees. The two little girls are thought to be his daughters, Ella and Mamie. The photograph was probably taken in the 1920s.   Photograph courtesy of Jean Webber.

Stow Parish Archive is a community archive that collects photographs, stories and memorabilia of local interest. It is organised under the auspices of the Stow & Fountainhall Community Council so that any material collected will be assured safe-keeping.

Stow Pipe Band

Stow Pipe Band

There has ‘aye been’ a pipe band in Stow, although the modern day band was formed around 1950. The band is based in Stow in the Scottish Borders with members of the band coming from Stow, Galashiels, Lauder, Melrose, Lilliesleaf, Edinburgh and St Boswells. The band plays regularly at many prestigious events all over Scotland ...read more

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